From (etyl), from (etyl) .
The verb is from (etyl) coken, from the noun.
(cooking) A person who prepares food for a living.
(cooking) The head cook of a manor house
(slang) One who manufactures certain illegal drugs, especially meth.
* Mel Bradshaw, Victim Impact
- Police found two meth cooks working in the illicit lab.
* 2011 , Mackenzie Phillips, High on Arrival
- By late October, the pressure on the Dark Arrows' ecstasy cook had eased. Other suppliers had moved in with product.
A fish, the European striped wrasse.
- Owsley Stanley was a pioneer LSD cook , and the Purple Owsley pill from his now-defunct lab was Dad's prized possession, a rare, potent, druggie collector's item, the alleged inspiration for the Hendrix song “Purple Haze.”
* (food preparation for a living) chef
* (food preparation for a living) cordon bleu
(food preparation for a living)
* line cook
* prep cook
(head cook of a manor house)
* scullery maid
* kitchen maid
* cook the books
* cook up
To prepare (food) for eating by heating it, often by combining it with other ingredients.
To prepare (unspecified) food for eating by heating it, often by combining it with other ingredients.
- I'm cooking bangers and mash.
To be being cooked.
- He's in the kitchen, cooking .
(figuratively) To be uncomfortably hot.
- The dinner is cooking on the stove.
(slang) To hold onto (a grenade) briefly after igniting the fuse, so that it explodes almost immediately after being thrown.
- Look at that poor dog shut up in that car on a day like today - it must be cooking in there.
To concoct or prepare.
* 2006 , Frank Spalding, Methamphetamine: The Dangers of Crystal Meth (page 47)
- ''I always cook my frags, in case they try to grab one and throw it back.
To tamper with or alter; to cook up.
- The process of cooking meth can leave residue on surfaces all over the home, exposing all of its occupants to the drug.
- They all of them receive the same advices from abroad, and very often in the same words; but their way of cooking it is so different.
* (to be uncomfortably hot) bake, stew
* (hold on to a grenade) cook off
* (to prepare or plan something) concoct, contrive, devise, make up, plan, prepare
* Troponyms : bake, barbecue, boil, braise, fry, grill, microwave, poach, roast, scramble, steam, stew
* See also
(obsolete, rare) To make the noise of the cuckoo.
* 1599 , The Silkworms
- Constant cuckoos cook on every side.
From (etyl) bile, .
A localized accumulation of pus in the skin, resulting from infection.
(etyl) "to well up, boil"). More at seethe, well.
The point at which fluid begins to change to a vapour.
A dish of boiled food, especially based on seafood.
(rare, nonstandard) The collective noun for a group of hawks.
- Add the noodles when the water comes to the boil .
To heat (a liquid) to the point where it begins to turn into a gas.
(intransitive) To cook in boiling water.
- Boil some water in a pan.
- Boil the eggs for two minutes.
Of a liquid, to begin to turn into a gas, seethe.
- Is the rice boiling yet?
(intransitive, informal, used only in progressive tenses) Said of weather being uncomfortably hot.
- Pure water boils at 100 degrees Celsius.
(intransitive, informal, used only in progressive tenses) To feel uncomfortably hot. See also seethe.
- It’s boiling outside!
To form, or separate, by boiling or evaporation.
- I’m boiling in here – could you open the window?
(obsolete) To steep or soak in warm water.
* Francis Bacon
- to boil sugar or salt
To be agitated like boiling water; to bubble; to effervesce.
- To try whether seeds be old or new, the sense cannot inform; but if you boil them in water, the new seeds will sprout sooner.
* Bible, Job xii. 31
- the boiling waves of the sea
To be moved or excited with passion; to be hot or fervid.
- He maketh the deep to boil like a pot.
- His blood boils with anger.
- Then boiled my breast with flame and burning wrath.
* (of a liquid) seethe, well, plaw ; see also
* (of the weather) be baking]], be scorching, [[swelter, be sweltering
* (of a person) be seething]], be baking, [[stew, be stewing
* (of a liquid) condense
* (of the weather) be freezing
* (of a person) be freezing
* boil away
* boil down
* boil down to
* boil off
* boil over
* go off the boil
* make someone's blood boil
* pot boiler
* slow boil