"cook" in the noun sense
someone who cooks food
2. Cook, James Cook, Captain Cook, Captain James Cook
English navigator who claimed the east coast of Australia for Britain and discovered several Pacific islands (1728-1779)
"cook" in the verb sense
prepare a hot meal
"My husband doesn't cook"
2. cook, fix, ready, make, prepare
prepare for eating by applying heat
"Cook me dinner, please"
"can you make me an omelette?"
"fix breakfast for the guests, please"
transform and make suitable for consumption by heating
"These potatoes have to cook for 20 minutes"
4. fudge, manipulate, fake, falsify, cook, wangle, misrepresent
tamper, with the purpose of deception
"Fudge the figures"
"cook the books"
"falsify the data"
transform by heating
"The apothecary cooked the medicinal mixture in a big iron kettle"
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