verb (used with object
1. to prepare (food) by the use of heat, as by boiling, baking, or roasting.
2. to subject (anything) to the application of heat.
3. Slang . to ruin; spoil.
4. Informal . to falsify, as accounts: to cook the expense figures.
verb (used without object
5. to prepare food by the use of heat.
6. (of food) to undergo cooking.
7. Slang .
a. to be full of activity and excitement: Las Vegas cooks around the clock.
b. to perform, work, or do in just the right way and with energy and enthusiasm: That new drummer is really cooking tonight. Now you're cooking!
c. to be in preparation; develop: Plans for the new factory have been cooking for several years.
d. to take place; occur; happen: What's cooking at the club? http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/cook
1. Prepare (food, a dish, or a meal) by combining and heating the ingredients in various ways
* - shall I cook dinner tonight?
* - I told you I could cook
* - a cooked breakfast
2. (of food) Be heated so that the condition required for eating is reached
* - while the rice is cooking, add the saffron to the stock
3. Heat food and cause it to thicken and reduce in volume
* - cooking down the chutney can take up to 45 minutes
4. (of food being cooked) Be reduced in volume in this way
5. Be happening or planned
* - what's cooking on the alternative fuels front?
6. Alter dishonestly; falsify
* - a narcotics team who cooked the evidence
7. Be in an inescapably bad situation
* - if I can't talk to him, I'm cooked
8. Perform or proceed vigorously or well
* - the band used to get up on the bandstand and really cookhttp://www.google.com/#hl=en&q=cook&tbs=dfn:1...