cook-v; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: make food ready for consumption (by applying heat)

Commentary: Includes: COOK OUT, COOK UP
NOTE: Includes only concrete uses.

I can never cook burgers the way I want.
I cooked the meal by stirring it into boiling water.
Cook up the vegebles in the same pot as the noodles.
We cooked out in the woods while camping. (Meaning 'to barbecue')
Onions cook faster than carrots in stir-fry.

VerbNet: build-26.1,cooking-45.3,preparing-26.3-1
FrameNet: Apply_heat,Cooking_creation,Absorb_heat
PropBank: cook.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 3
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
cook_out 1
cook_up 1

Sense Number 2: transform or destroy non-food items by heating

NOTE: Includes abstract uses.

Cocaine cooked his brain.
My brother cooked the laptop we gave him for Christmas.
Some food packaging can be dangerous if cooked.
The sun is cooking me.

VerbNet: build-26.1,preparing-26.3-1
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5

Sense Number 3: create something artificial (with the purpose of deception)

Commentary: Includes: COOK THE BOOKS, COOK UP.

How did Cheney cook the intelligence on Iran?
The President cooked up a secret mission to give thanks to his
Dell admits that they cooked the books on their quarterly sales.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: Invention
PropBank: cook.03,cook.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
cook_up 2