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Cook food or be cooked

bake

verb

to cook food in an oven

bake

verb

food that is baking is being cooked in an oven

barbecue

verb

to cook food, especially meat, outside on a barbecue or over a fire

baste

verb

to cover meat with hot fat or its own juices while it cooks

boil

verb

to cook food in water that is boiling

boil

verb

to be cooked in water that is boiling

boil down

to become smaller in quantity after cooking because some of the liquid has turned to gas, or to make something do this

braise

verb

to cook meat or vegetables quickly in oil, then add a small amount of liquid and cook them slowly in a container with a lid on

broil

verb

to cook something by putting it close to strong heat above or below it, for example in a part of the oven called the broiler or on a barbecue (=fire for cooking outside)

brown

verb

to cook something until it turns brown, or to become brown in this way

burn

verb

if food burns, or if you burn it, it gets spoiled by being cooked for too long or at too high a temperature

charbroil

verb

to cook food by putting it over a fire made of charcoal

chargrill

verb

to charbroil food

clarify

verb

to make a liquid, especially butter, clear and pure, by using heat

coddle

verb

to cook an egg with hot water that does not boil

cook

verb

to prepare food and heat it so that it is ready to eat

cook

verb

when food cooks, it is heated so that it is ready to eat

crisp

verb

to become crisp, or to cook something until it becomes crisp

curry

verb

to cook something such as meat or vegetables in a sauce with a hot flavor

fry

verb

to cook food in hot oil or fat

fry

verb

to be cooked in hot oil or fat

griddle

verb

to cook something on a griddle

grill

verb

to cook something over a fire on a flat frame of metal bars

grill

verb

to broil something

heat through

to heat food that has already been cooked, until every part of it is very hot

microwave

verb

to cook food in a microwave

nuke

verb

to heat or cook something in a microwave oven

overcook

verb

to spoil food by cooking it for too long

overdo

verb

to cook something for too long

parboil

verb

to boil food until it is only partly cooked

poach

verb

to cook something in water, milk, or another liquid that is boiling gently

poach

verb

to cook an egg without its shell in water that is boiling gently

pop

verb

if you pop corn, or if it pops, you heat dried grains of corn until they burst

pot

verb

to cook and store food in a sealed container in order to preserve it

put on

to start cooking something

reduce

verb

to make a sauce thicker and increase its flavor by boiling it

reheat

verb

to make food or a drink hot again

render

verb

to heat solid fat to make it liquid, or to boil bones and pieces of meat to produce fat that can be used for cooking

roast

verb

to cook meat or vegetables in an oven or over a fire

roast

verb

to heat nuts or coffee beans until they are dry

rustle up

to quickly produce something such as a meal using whatever is available

sauté

verb

to cook something quickly in a small amount of butter or oil

scald

verb

to heat milk until it is almost boiling

scramble

verb

to mix together the white and yellow parts of an egg and cook it

seal in

to prevent the flavor, smell, or juice of a food from getting out

sear

verb

to heat the surface of a piece of meat for a short time at a very high temperature to keep the juices inside

stand

verb

if a food, drink, or mixture stands, nothing is done to it so that its flavors can develop and become stronger

steam

verb

to cook food with steam

stew

verb

to cook slowly in liquid

stir-fry

verb

to cook food quickly by moving it around in hot oil

sweeten

verb

to make something taste sweeter by adding sugar or a sweet flavor to it

toast

verb

to make bread into toast

toast

verb

to cook food by putting it close to heat until it turns brown

whip up

to prepare something to eat very quickly

wilt

verb

if you wilt vegetables or they wilt, you cook them gently, usually in a little fat over heat

zap

verb

to cook something in a microwave

precook

verb

be slaving away over a hot stove

to be cooking

infobesity

the condition of continually consuming large amounts of information, especially when this has a negative effect on a person's well-being and ability to concentrate

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