Associations to the word «Cook»


COOK, noun. (cooking) A person who prepares food for a living.
COOK, noun. (cooking) The head cook of a manor house
COOK, noun. (slang) One who manufactures certain illegal drugs, especially meth.
COOK, noun. A fish, the European striped wrasse.
COOK, verb. (transitive) To prepare (food) for eating by heating it, often by combining it with other ingredients.
COOK, verb. (intransitive) To prepare (unspecified) food for eating by heating it, often by combining it with other ingredients.
COOK, verb. (intransitive) To be being cooked.
COOK, verb. (intransitive) (figuratively) To be uncomfortably hot.
COOK, verb. (transitive) (slang) To hold onto (a grenade) briefly after igniting the fuse, so that it explodes almost immediately after being thrown.
COOK, verb. To concoct or prepare.
COOK, verb. To tamper with or alter; to cook up.
COOK, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) (jazz) (slang) To play or improvise in an inspired and rhythmically exciting way. (From 1930s jive talk.)
COOK, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) (music) (slang) To play music vigorously.
COOK, verb. (obsolete) (rare) To make the noise of the cuckoo.
COOK, verb. (UK) (dialect) (obsolete) To throw.
COOK, proper noun. A surname​.
COOK, proper noun. A city and a county in Minnesota
COOK, proper noun. A village in Nebraska
COOK, proper noun. A ghost town in South Australia
COOK BOOK, noun. Alternative spelling of cookbook
COOK ISLANDER, noun. A person from the Cook Islands or of descent of the Cook Islands.
COOK ISLANDERS, noun. Plural of Cook Islander
COOK ISLANDS, proper noun. A self-governing country in Oceania, in free association with New Zealand.
COOK ISLANDS MAORI, proper noun. The official language of the Cook Islands.
COOK OFF, verb. (transitive) (US) (military) To pull the pin from a grenade and wait two or three seconds before throwing.
COOK OFF, verb. (transitive) (US) (military) As with above, except to unintentionally wait so long that the grenade detonates.
COOK OFF, verb. (transitive) (chemistry) (military) To cause an accidental detonation of explosives, especially due to excess heat.
COOK OFF, verb. (intransitive) (chemistry) (military) To accidentally detonate, especially as the result of excess heat.
COOK POT, noun. Alternative form of cookpot
COOK THE BOOKS, verb. (idiomatic) To manipulate accounting information, especially illegally.
COOK THE BOOKS, verb. (idiomatic) (by extension) To falsify an account of an event.
COOK UP, verb. (idiomatic) (figuratively) To manufacture; to fabricate; to falsify; to devise an elaborate lie.
COOK UP, verb. (slang) To prepare a heroin dose by heating.
COOK UP, verb. (slang) To prepare a meal.
COOK UP, verb. (slang) To manufacture a significant amount of illegal drugs (LSD, meth, etc.)

Dictionary definition

COOK, noun. Someone who cooks food.
COOK, noun. English navigator who claimed the east coast of Australia for Britain and discovered several Pacific islands (1728-1779).
COOK, verb. Prepare a hot meal; "My husband doesn't cook".
COOK, verb. Prepare for eating by applying heat; "Cook me dinner, please"; "can you make me an omelette?"; "fix breakfast for the guests, please".
COOK, verb. Transform and make suitable for consumption by heating; "These potatoes have to cook for 20 minutes".
COOK, verb. Tamper, with the purpose of deception; "Fudge the figures"; "cook the books"; "falsify the data".
COOK, verb. Transform by heating; "The apothecary cooked the medicinal mixture in a big iron kettle".

Wise words

Men govern nothing with more difficulty than their tongues, and can moderate their desires more than their words.
Baruch Spinoza