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steak

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Pronunciation: /steɪk
 
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Definition of steak in English:

noun

[mass noun]
1High-quality beef taken from the hindquarters of the animal, typically cut into thick slices that are cooked by grilling or frying: he liked his steak rare a plate of steak and chips half a pound of fillet steak
More example sentences
  • A green salad livened with blue cheese vinaigrette gets a fan of seared rare steak and colorful peppers.
  • It's a wonderful recipe of pork, venison, steak, kielbasa sausage and sauerkraut.
  • A versatile salad, this could be served as an accompaniment to grilled steak, chicken or the creamy fish pie above.
1.1 [count noun] A thick slice of steak or other high-quality meat or fish: a fillet steak a salmon steak
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  • What is it about blokes and meat? steaks, burgers, chops are the way to a man's heart
  • Not eating stacks of spare ribs and steaks, but a balanced diet of meat, fish and vegetables is healthier.
  • It would be very sad if all French cooks could manage was pizzas, steaks and burgers.
1.2Poorer-quality beef that is cubed or minced and cooked by braising or stewing: braising steak [as modifier]: steak and kidney pie
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  • By choosing cuts for slow cooking, such as braising steak, you can buy organic beef for as little as £8.29 per kilo.
  • The hours he worked each day to scrape the money for the health insurance, was it all going into video players and braised steak for dinner?
  • Neither words nor time are wasted as pannikins of tea are drunk and braised steak is eaten.

Origin

Middle English: from Old Norse steik; related to steikja 'roast on a spit' and stikna 'be roasted'.

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