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Another word for cook

  1. To prepare (food) for eating by the use of heat

      1. To perform the tasks or behaviors typically associated with (something), especially as part of one's character or normal duties:
      2. To fulfill the requirements of:
      3. To perform or execute; carry out:
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  1. A person who prepares food for eating

      1. A cook, especially the chief cook of a large kitchen staff.
      2. Any cook
      3. A cook in charge of a kitchen, as of a restaurant; head cook
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    cook up

  1. To use ingenuity in making, developing, or achieving

Another word for cook

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      1. To attack with nuclear weapons
      2. To cook (food) in a microwave oven
      3. To heat in a microwave oven:
      1. To attack with words; abuse
      2. To moisten (meat, for example) periodically with a liquid, such as melted butter or a sauce, especially while cooking.
      3. To sew with long, loose stitches so as to keep the parts together until properly sewn; tack
      1. (Intransitive) To become reduced (to the most central elements or ingredients: to the essence, core, or implication for action).
      2. (Intransitive) Used other than as an idiom: see boil,"Ž down.
      3. To reduce (to the most central elements or ingredients: to the essence, core, or implication for action).
      1. To lessen in any way, as in size, weight, amount, value, price, etc.; diminish
      2. To compel by need to do something
      3. To weaken in bodily strength; make thin
      1. To contrive something using skill or ingenuity
      2. To prepare something by mixing various ingredients, especially to prepare food for cooking
      3. To make by combining various ingredients; compound
      1. To extract the essence, flavor, etc. of by boiling
      2. To make concentrated; boil down.
      1. To ruminate; ponder:
      2. To think about extensively; ponder.
      3. To heat and spice (wine, for example).
      1. To cause (liquid, for example) to pass through a porous substance or small holes; filter.
      2. To become active or lively; start bubbling up, as coffee in a percolator
      3. To make (coffee) in a percolator.
      1. To be made by boiling or steeping:
      2. To plan (mischief, trouble, etc.); plot; scheme
      3. To make (beer, ale, etc.) from malt and hops by steeping, boiling, and fermenting
      1. To become marinated.
      2. To soak (meat, for example) in a marinade.
      3. To allow a sauce or flavoring mixture to absorb into something; to steep or soak something in a marinade to flavor or prepare it for cooking.
      1. To soak in liquid in order to cleanse, soften, or extract a given property from.
      2. To soak in liquid, so as to soften, clean, extract the essence of, etc.
      3. To make thoroughly wet; saturate.
      1. To preserve (meat or other foods, for example) by extracting the moisture.
      2. To become dry:
      3. To remove the moisture from; make dry:
      1. To dry out or wither with intense heat:
      2. To go or move at a very fast, often excessively fast rate.
      3. To make a caustic attack on; assail scathingly; excoriate
      1. To become very dry, hot, thirsty, etc.
      2. To dry or roast (corn, for example) by exposing to heat.
      3. To dry up with heat; make hot and dry
      1. To subject to or treat with boiling water:
      2. To burn (a person, for example) with hot liquid or steam.
      3. To loosen the skin of (fruit, etc.), the feathers of (poultry), or the like, by the use of boiling water
      1. To change (a solid) to a liquid state especially by the application of heat.
      2. To become softened in feeling:
      3. To soften (someone's feelings); make gentle or tender.
      1. To bake in a casserole with milk or a sauce and often with bread crumbs:
      2. To bake in a casserole (gratin), originally in a scallop shell; especially used in form scalloped
      3. To make or cook scallops
      1. To tear up (cloth or rags) in a toothed machine.
      2. To tear up (rags, etc.) with a special machine
      3. To prepare (food, often chopped food) with hot seasoning
      1. To prepare with curry powder
      2. To prepare (tanned leather) by soaking, scraping, cleaning, beating, etc.
      3. To prepare (tanned hides) for use, as by soaking or coloring.
      1. To become dark or black:
      2. To coat (fish or meat, for example) with pepper and other spices and then quickly sear in a very hot skillet, thereby producing meat that is black on the outside but tender on the inside.
      3. To make black; darken
      1. To cook until brown.
      2. To make or become brown, esp. by exposure to sunlight, as in tanning, or to heat, as in cooking
      1. To cook (food) in a pan:
      2. To pivot a movie camera along a horizontal plane in order to follow an object or create a panoramic effect.
      3. To rotate (a camera) horizontally, as to get a panoramic effect or follow a moving object
      1. To cook on a griddle
      2. To cook on a flat metal surface.
      1. (US) To bake (a raw egg removed from its shell) in a baking dish.
      2. To bake (eggs) in small buttered dishes, often with crumbs, cheese, etc.
      3. To make shirring in (cloth or a garment)
      1. To treat indulgently; baby.
      2. To cook (esp. eggs in the shell) gently by heating in water not quite at boiling temperature
      3. To treat (someone) with more care or concern than is required or regarded as appropriate; be overindulgent toward; cosset; pamper
      1. To broil over a charcoal fire
      2. To cook on a flat, lined metal surface that is heated from below; to chargrill
      3. To broil (meat, for example) over charcoal or another fuel source until the edges are charred or grill marks are visible:
      1. To fry in very hot deep fat until crisp
      2. To fry (potato strips, for example) in deep fat.
      1. To fry by immersing in a deep utensil of fat or oil:
      2. To cook (food) by deep-frying.
      1. To fry in a pan with little or no fat
      1. To fry in a pan with minimal oil
      2. To fry in a shallow skillet or frying pan
      3. To fry in a frying pan or skillet with a small amount of fat.
      1. To cook partially or completely, for final preparation at a later time
      2. To partially or completely cook in advance
      1. To cook partially by boiling for a brief period:
      2. To subject to intense, often uncomfortable heat.
      3. To make uncomfortably hot; overheat
      1. To cook in a pressure cooker.
      1. To cook meat or poultry in this manner
      2. To prepare (meat) by this method
      3. To prepare (poultry or meat) by cutting into pieces and stewing in gravy.
      1. To be felt or remembered because of emotional intensity:
      2. To cause to quail or feel humiliated, as by a scornful glance
      3. To make callous or unfeeling; harden
      1. To cook in a microwave oven
      2. To cook or heat (food) in a microwave oven.
      3. To cook (something) in a microwave oven.
      1. To cook food on a barbecue; to grill.
      2. To broil or cook (meat) with a highly seasoned sauce (barbecue sauce) containing vinegar, tomatoes, spices, etc.
      3. To roast, broil, or grill (meat or seafood) over live coals or an open fire, often basting with a seasoned sauce.
      1. To fry quickly in a small amount of oil over high heat while stirring continuously.
      2. In Chinese cooking, to fry (diced or sliced vegetables, meat, etc.) very quickly in a wok, with a little oil, while stirring constantly
      3. To fry something quickly in hot oil whilst constantly stirring; especially in a wok or similar pan
      1. To become toasted:
      2. To warm thoroughly
      3. To heat and brown (bread, for example) by placing in a toaster or an oven or close to a fire.
      1. To cook something in simmering water
      2. To make soft or muddy.
      3. To soften, tear up, or make holes in (ground) by stamping; trample
      1. To remove the skins of (almonds) by blanching
      2. To bleach (endive, celery, etc.) by earthing up or covering so as to keep away light and improve the appearance, flavor, or tenderness
      3. To make pale
      1. To give off steam or a steamlike vapor, esp. condensed water vapor
      2. To treat with, or expose to the action of, steam; cook, soften, remove, open, etc. by using steam
      3. To produce or emit steam:
      1. To cook (meat or vegetables) by browning in fat, then simmering in a small quantity of liquid in a covered container.
      2. To cook (meat or vegetables) by browning in fat and then simmering in a covered pan with a little liquid
      1. To be about to break out, as in anger, revolt, etc.
      2. To remain at or just below the boiling point, usually forming tiny bubbles with a low, murmuring sound
      3. To develop in a slow or unexcited way:
      1. (Informal) To suffer with oppressive heat or stuffy confinement; swelter.
      2. To be oppressed with heat, crowded conditions, etc.
      3. To undergo cooking in this way
      1. To be subjected to grilling
      2. To cook on a grill; broil
      3. To torture by applying heat
      1. To become very heated or angry
      2. To expose directly to intense heat
      3. To cook by exposing to a flame or other direct source of intense heat
      1. To dry, parch, or brown (coffee beans, nuts, etc.) by exposure to heat
      2. (Metallurgy) To heat (ores) in a furnace in order to dehydrate, purify, or oxidize before smelting.
      3. To cook (something) with little or no moisture, as in an oven, over an open fire, or in hot embers
      1. To become hardened or dry by or as if by having been subjected to the heat of an oven.
      2. To harden or dry (something) by subjecting to heat in or as if in an oven:
      3. To make dry and hard by heat; fire (bricks, earthenware, etc.)
      1. To subject or be subjected to the painful or destructive effects of intense heat
      2. (Slang) To destroy (electronic circuitry) with excessive heat or current:
      3. To cook or be cooked in a pan or on a griddle over direct heat, usually in hot fat or oil
      1. To be stirred up or greatly excited, especially in anger:
      2. To cook or clean by boiling.
      3. To change from a liquid to a vapor by the application of heat:
      1. To fill with pleasant emotions:
      2. To become warm
      3. To make warm; raise the temperature of to a moderate extent
      1. To heat again; specif., to add heat to (a fluid), as in an afterburner
      1. (Physics) To increase the heat energy of an object.
      2. To become warm or hot.
      3. To make or become warm or hot.
      1. To rise or accumulate:
      2. To achieve, produce, or attain:
      3. To draw up and execute in a suitable form:
      1. (--- Informal) To take revenge upon (someone); get even with.
      2. (Informal, Dial.) To prepare or intend
      3. (Photog.) To make (a film, print, etc.) permanent and prevent from fading by washing in a chemical solution
      1. To equip or furnish with necessary provisions, accessories, etc.; fit out
      2. (Music) To use (a dissonant tone) in preparation
      3. To make ready, usually for a specific purpose; make suitable; fit; adapt; train