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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.
- Rhymes: -ʊk
- A person who prepares food for a living.
Third person singular
- (transitive): To prepare (food) for eating by heating it, often by combining it with other ingredients.
- (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.
- (intransitive): Of food, to become ready for eating by the application of heat.
- The dinner is cooking on the stove.
- (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.
- cook up
- make up
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