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

Translation of cook in Spanish:


  • he's a good cook
    cocina muy bien
    es muy buen cocinero
    to be chief cook and bottle-washerI'm not chief cook and bottle-washer here, you know
    mira que yo no soy la sirvienta
    mira que yo no soy el mandadero (esp Latin America)
    too many cooks spoil the broth
    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

  • 1 (prepare)
    Example sentences
    • When you're ready to prepare the dish, cook the pasta, drain it and set it aside.
    • Everyone then headed back to the school kitchens for a health and safety run-through before preparing and cooking the three-course meal.
    • In an ideal world, she said, everyone would prepare and cook their own meals without much salt and fat.
  • 2 (falsify) [colloquial]
    amañar [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • When I heard that he had cooked his evidence, my first reaction was ‘how stupid’.
    • A scientist who believes in the Creator is suspected of cooking the evidence to support his belief.
    • Brinkley offers no evidence that the numbers were cooked or the questions were unfairly worded.

intransitive verb

  • 1 (prepare food)
    can you cook?
    ¿sabes cocinar or guisar?
  • 2 (become ready)
    Example sentences
    • Inside the immaculately clean kitchen, bacon cooked in a frying pan on the stove.
    • Many do feel that the food cooked in the microwave oven is not tasty.
    • Food cooked in a microwave oven does not present a radiation risk.
  • 3 (happen) [colloquial]what's cooking?
    ¿qué se está cociendo? [colloquial]
    ¿qué se está tramando? [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • Evidently this has been cooking for several months, but the word recently leaked out, and a paper has been rushed to the online edition of Science.
    • Meanwhile, more than 8,000 miles away in Mongolia, another egg surprise was cooking.

Phrasal verbs

cook up

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
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