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Noun
A person who cooks or prepares food
“I finish my meal in peace and give my compliments to the cook who gives me a warm, toothy grin.”
Verb
To prepare food for consumption, usually using heat
“It reminded us of our student days, when after throwing up in the wee hours of the morning, we would cook ourselves a hearty meal of instant noodles, and then throw up all over again.”
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To sear or burn something
“Use a very high heat to quickly cook the surface of the meat until a crust forms.”
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To heat up or become very hot
“This must be done in the early morning or late at night, or the plants will cook in the hot sun.”
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To falsify or alter in a dishonest manner
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“State and federal officials are in a huddle, trying to cook the numbers enough to salvage the grant money.”
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(cooking) To be happening or planned
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“Evidently, this has been cooking for several months.”
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To prepare or arrange for (something)
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To alter and make impure, as with the intention to deceive
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To take violent or aggressive action against
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Go beyond in performance
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To make a marked change in the form, nature, or appearance of
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To interfere with (something) in order to cause damage or make unauthorized alterations
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To make or become liquefied by heat
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To obtain, arrange, or achieve by indirect, complicated or intensive efforts
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