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British English: /kʊk/
American English: /kʊk/

Translation of cook in French:


transitive verb

  • 1 (Culinary)
    faire cuire
    (vegetables, pasta, eggs)
    (meal, meat, fish) for pour
    cook for 10 minutes
    faire cuire pendant 10 minutes
  • 3
    (American English)

intransitive verb

  • 2
    (vegetable, meat, meal)
    the carrots are cooking
    les carottes sont en train de cuire
  • 3
    (happen) See examples: to be cooking
    se mijoter
    there's something cooking
    il y a quelque chose qui se mijote

also: cooked past participle adjective

  • (food)
    to be lightly/well cooked
    être à peine/bien cuit

Phrasal verbs

cook up

cook up [something]
(dish, meal)
(excuse, story)
(informal) (plan, scheme)

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