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parts of speech:
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cook up
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part of speech: verb
inflections: cooks, cooking, cooked
definition 1: to prepare for eating by using heat.
She cooked the green beans in boiling water.
definition 2: to prepare food or meals.
My dad cooks for us most nights, but my mom makes our breakfast and lunch every day.
definition 3: to be cooked.
The rice needs to cook for thirty minutes.
phrase: cook up
part of speech: noun
definition: a person who cooks.
The cook prepared a picnic for us.
derivation: cooked (adj.)
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  • cookout:
    a meal that is cooked and eaten outdoors; barbecue.
  • cookbook:
    a book with recipes and directions for cooking.
  • cookware:
    pots, pans, and other things for cooking food.
  • cookstove:
    a stove.
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broader categories that include cooking
place for cooking
some actions associated with cooking
some measurements used in cooking
some people associated with cooking
some things used in cooking
some ways of cooking