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English noun: cook

1. cook (person) someone who cooks food

Broader (hypernym)skilled worker, skilled workman, trained worker

Narrower (hyponym)chef, cookie, cooky, fry cook, preserver, roaster, seasoner

Instance hyponymFannie Farmer, Fannie Merritt Farmer, Farmer

2. Cook (person) English navigator who claimed the east coast of Australia for Britain and discovered several Pacific islands (1728-1779)

SynonymsCaptain Cook, Captain James Cook, James Cook

Instance hypernymnavigator

English verb: cook

1. cook (creation) prepare a hot meal

SamplesMy husband doesn't cook.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)create from raw material, create from raw stuff


Domain categorycookery, cooking, preparation

2. cook (creation) prepare for eating by applying heat

SamplesCook me dinner, please.
Can you make me an omelette?.
Fix breakfast for the guests, please.

ExamplesThe chefs cook the vegetables

Synonymsfix, make, prepare, ready

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)create from raw material, create from raw stuff

Narrower (hyponym)concoct, cook up, deglaze, devil, dress, dress out, escallop, flambe, keep, lard, precook, preserve, put on, scallop, whip up, whomp up

Verb groupmake

3. cook (change) transform and make suitable for consumption by heating

SamplesThese potatoes have to cook for 20 minutes.

ExamplesThe chefs cook the vegetables

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)change integrity

Narrower (hyponym)bake, blanch, braise, brown, coddle, fricassee, fry, grill, micro-cook, microwave, nuke, overcook, parboil, poach, pressure-cook, roast, souse, steam, stew, zap

Verb groupcook

4. cook (social) tamper, with the purpose of deception

SamplesFudge the figures.
Cook the books.
Falsify the data.

Synonymsfake, falsify, fudge, manipulate, misrepresent, wangle

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)cheat, chisel

Narrower (hyponym)juggle

5. cook (change) transform by heating

SamplesThe apothecary cooked the medicinal mixture in a big iron kettle.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

Verb groupcook

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