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Etymology

From Old English cōc, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] cocus. Similar forms in the continental Germanic languages ([[w:Template:lang:de language|Template:lang:de]][[Category:Template:lang:de derivations]] Koch etc.) represent earlier borrowings.

Pronunciation

Noun

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Singular
cook

Plural
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cook ({{{1}}})
  1. A person who prepares food for a living.

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Verb

Infinitive
to cook

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to cook (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive): To prepare (food) for eating by heating it, often by combining it with other ingredients.
  2. (intransitive): Of a person, to prepare food for eating by heating it, often by combining it with other ingredients.
    He's in the kitchen, cooking.
  3. (intransitive): Of food, to become ready for eating by the application of heat.
    The dinner is cooking on the stove.
  4. (intransitive): (colloquial) To be uncomfortably hot.
    Look at that poor dog shut up in that car on a day like today - it must be cooking in there.

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  • Arabic: طبخ (ṭabaχa)
  • Indonesian: memasak

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