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overcook

Syllabification: o·ver·cook
Pronunciation: /ˌōvərko͝ok
 
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Definition of overcook in English:

verb

Cook too much or for too long: [with object]: don’t overcook the vegetables [no object]: ensure that the food doesn’t overcook during reheating
More example sentences
  • Ironically, although it's important to thoroughly cook meat, overcooking presents its own danger, namely cancer.
  • By the time the stuffing is fully cooked the turkey is overcooked by 60 degrees or so.
  • This was sent back to the kitchen as the rare steak was overcooked and the sauce Diane was burnt.

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