Cook vs Parboil - What's the difference?

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As verbs the difference between cook and parboil

is that cook is to prepare (food) for eating by heating it, often by combining it with other ingredients or cook can be (obsolete|rare) to make the noise of the cuckoo or cook can be (uk|dialect|obsolete) to throw while parboil is to boil food briefly so that it is partly cooked.

As a noun cook

is (cooking) a person who prepares food for a living.

cook

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl), from (etyl) . The verb is from (etyl) coken, from the noun.

Noun

(wikipedia cook) (en 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.
  • Police found two meth cooks working in the illicit lab.
  • * Mel Bradshaw, Victim Impact
  • By late October, the pressure on the Dark Arrows' ecstasy cook had eased. Other suppliers had moved in with product.
  • * 2011 , Mackenzie Phillips, High on Arrival
  • 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.”
  • A fish, the European striped wrasse.
  • Synonyms
    * (food preparation for a living) chef
    Hyponyms
    * (food preparation for a living) cordon bleu
    Coordinate terms
    (food preparation for a living) * sous-chef * line cook * prep cook * chef (head cook of a manor house) * scullery maid * kitchen maid
    Derived terms
    * cookbook * cookery * cooking * cook the books * cook up * cookware

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To prepare (food) for eating by heating it, often by combining it with other ingredients.
  • I'm cooking bangers and mash.
  • To prepare (unspecified) food for eating by heating it, often by combining it with other ingredients.
  • He's in the kitchen, cooking .
  • To be being cooked.
  • The dinner is cooking on the stove.
  • (figuratively) To be uncomfortably hot.
  • Look at that poor dog shut up in that car on a day like today - it must be cooking in there.
  • (slang) To hold onto (a grenade) briefly after igniting the fuse, so that it explodes almost immediately after being thrown.
  • ''I always cook my frags, in case they try to grab one and throw it back.
  • To concoct or prepare.
  • * 2006 , Frank Spalding, Methamphetamine: The Dangers of Crystal Meth (page 47)
  • The process of cooking meth can leave residue on surfaces all over the home, exposing all of its occupants to the drug.
  • To tamper with or alter; to cook up.
  • * Addison
  • 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.
    Synonyms
    * (to be uncomfortably hot) bake, stew * (hold on to a grenade) cook off
    Hypernyms
    * (to prepare or plan something) concoct, contrive, devise, make up, plan, prepare
    Hyponyms
    * Troponyms : bake, barbecue, boil, braise, fry, grill, microwave, poach, roast, scramble, steam, stew * See also

    Etymology 2

    Imitative.

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (obsolete, rare) To make the noise of the cuckoo.
  • * 1599 , The Silkworms
  • Constant cuckoos cook on every side.

    Etymology 3

    Unknown.

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (UK, dialect, obsolete) To throw.
  • * Grose
  • Cook me that ball.
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    parboil

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To boil food briefly so that it is partly cooked.
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