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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cook  \Cook\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Cooked};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Cooking}.] 
  1.  To  prepare,  as  food,  by  boiling,  roasting,  baking, 
  broiling,  etc.;  to  make  suitable  for  eating,  by  the  agency 
  of  fire  or  heat. 
 
  2.  To  concoct  or  prepare;  hence  to  tamper  with  or  alter;  to 
  garble;  --  often  with  up  as  to  cook  up  a  story;  to  cook 
  an  account.  [Colloq.] 
 
  They  all  of  them  receive  the  same  advices  from 
  abroad,  and  very  often  in  the  same  words  but  their 
  way  of  cooking  it  is  so  different.  --Addison. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cooking 
  n  1:  the  practice  or  manner  of  preparing  food  or  the  food  so 
  prepared  [syn:  {cookery},  {cuisine},  {culinary  art}] 
  2:  the  act  of  preparing  something  (as  food)  by  the  application 
  of  heat  [syn:  {cookery}] 




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