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bake-off

Syllabification: bake-off

Definition of bake-off in English:

noun

North American
1A contest in which cooks prepare baked goods such as bread and cakes for judging.
Example sentences
  • The firefighters were thrilled to accept the invitation - especially when we told them they could be the judges for the pie bake-off.
  • And one of Australia's leading native Australian cuisine chefs will host the inaugural lemon myrtle recipe cook-off, and Howard will judge the bake-off, ‘she said.’
  • Make sure you're fully stocked for your holiday bake-off - cookie cutters, baking trays, flour, cooling racks and rolling pins.
1.1 informal A contest between companies to win a contract.
Example sentences
  • The first bake-off of plastic barrels came last Thanksgiving, when the Dreamliner team produced the world's first one-piece fuselage section.
  • That's about half of what some competitors claim, but Nortel executives said claims rarely matter as some products have difficulty performing half as well as their marketing in bake-offs.
  • Given 800 TPS was cutting edge less than two years ago, that's a fairly impressive leap, but what SSL acceleration companies claim and how they perform in bake-offs are often very different, Shah contends.

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