Cook (?), v. i. [Of imitative origin.]

To make the noise of the cuckoo.

[Obs. or R.]

Constant cuckoos cook on every side. The Silkworms (1599).


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Cook (?), v. t. [Etymol. unknown.]

To throw.

[Prov.Eng.] "Cook me that ball."



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Cook (?), n. [AS. coc, fr. l. cocus, coquus, coquus, fr. coquere to cook; akin to Gr. , Skr. pac, and to E. apricot, biscuit, concoct, dyspepsia, precocious. Cf. Pumpkin.]


One whose occupation is to prepare food for the table; one who dresses or cooks meat or vegetables for eating.

2. Zool.

A fish, the European striped wrasse.


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Cook, v. t. [imp. & p.p. Cooked (?); & vb.n. Cooking.]


To prepare, as food, by boiling, roasting, baking, broiling, etc.; to make suitable for eating, by the agency of fire or heat.


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.


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.


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Cook (?), v. i.

To prepare food for the table.


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