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cook

Pronunciation: /kʊk/

Translation of cook in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • cocinero, (masculine, feminine) he's a good cook cocina muy bien, es muy buen cocinero to be chief cook and bottle-washer I'm not chief cook and bottle-washer here, you know mira que yo no soy la sirvienta or (especially Latin America/especialmente América Latina) el mandadero too many cooks spoil the broth muchas manos en un plato hacen mucho garabato
    Example sentences
    • I became aware of the cooks preparing food for us, and the servers serving us, and I began to feel grateful that they were all working so that I could sit!
    • The biggest change in food television over the last five years has been the move away from showing cooks prepare food to revealing how they manage their careers and lives.
    • One of the beautiful things about this open-plan restaurant is that you can watch the cooks prepare your food as you enjoy the surroundings.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1.1 (prepare food) [person] cocinar, guisar can you cook? ¿sabes cocinar or guisar? 1.2 (become ready) [food/meal] hacerse* 1.3 (happen) [colloquial/familiar] what's cooking? ¿qué se está cociendo? [colloquial/familiar], ¿qué se está tramando? [colloquial/familiar]

Phrasal verbs

cook up

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
[colloquial/familiar] [excuse/alibi] inventarse; [scheme] tramar

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