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Boil vs. Cook

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  • Boil (noun)

    A localized accumulation of pus in the skin, resulting from infection.

  • Boil (noun)

    The point at which fluid begins to change to a vapour.

    "Add the noodles when the water comes to the boil."

  • Boil (noun)

    A dish of boiled food, especially based on seafood.

  • Boil (noun)

    The collective noun for a group of hawks.

  • Boil (verb)

    To heat (a liquid) to the point where it begins to turn into a gas.

    "Boil some water in a pan."

  • Boil (verb)

    To cook in boiling water.

    "Boil the eggs for two minutes."

    "Is the rice boiling yet?"

  • Boil (verb)

    Of a liquid, to begin to turn into a gas, seethe.

    "Pure water boils at 100 degrees Celsius."

  • Boil (verb)

    Said of weather being uncomfortably hot.

    "It’s boiling outside!"

  • Boil (verb)

    To feel uncomfortably hot. See also seethe.

    "I’m boiling in here – could you open the window?"

  • Boil (verb)

    To form, or separate, by boiling or evaporation.

    "to boil sugar or salt"

  • Boil (verb)

    To steep or soak in warm water.

  • Boil (verb)

    To be agitated like boiling water; to bubble; to effervesce.

    "the boiling waves of the sea"

  • Boil (verb)

    To be moved or excited with passion; to be hot or fervid.

    "His blood boils with anger."

  • Cook (noun)

    A person who prepares food for a living.

  • Cook (noun)

    The head cook of a manor house

  • Cook (noun)

    One who manufactures certain illegal drugs, especially meth.

    "Police found two meth cooks working in the illicit lab."

  • Cook (noun)

    A session of manufacturing certain illegal drugs, especially meth.

  • Cook (noun)

    A fish, the European striped wrasse, noshow=1.

  • Cook (verb)

    To prepare (food) for eating by heating it, often by combining it with other ingredients.

    "I'm cooking bangers and mash."

  • Cook (verb)

    To prepare (unspecified) food for eating by heating it, often by combining it with other ingredients.

    "He's in the kitchen, cooking."

  • Cook (verb)

    To be being cooked.

    "The dinner is cooking on the stove."

  • Cook (verb)

    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."

  • Cook (verb)

    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."

  • Cook (verb)

    To concoct or prepare.

  • Cook (verb)

    To tamper with or alter; to cook up.

  • Cook (verb)

    To play or improvise in an inspired and rhythmically exciting way. (From 1930s jive talk.)

    "Watch this band: they cook!"

    "Crank up the Coltrane and start cooking!"

  • Cook (verb)

    To play music vigorously.

    "On the Wagner piece, the orchestra was cooking!"

  • Cook (verb)

    To make the noise of the cuckoo.

  • Cook (verb)

    To throw.

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  • Boil (verb)

    To be agitated, or tumultuously moved, as a liquid by the generation and rising of bubbles of steam (or vapor), or of currents produced by heating it to the boiling point; to be in a state of ebullition; as, the water boils.

  • Boil (verb)

    To be agitated like boiling water, by any other cause than heat; to bubble; to effervesce; as, the boiling waves.

  • Boil (verb)

    To pass from a liquid to an aëriform state or vapor when heated; as, the water boils away.

  • Boil (verb)

    To be moved or excited with passion; to be hot or fervid; as, his blood boils with anger.

  • Boil (verb)

    To be in boiling water, as in cooking; as, the potatoes are boiling.

  • Boil

    To heat to the boiling point, or so as to cause ebullition; as, to boil water.

  • Boil

    To form, or separate, by boiling or evaporation; as, to boil sugar or salt.

  • Boil

    To subject to the action of heat in a boiling liquid so as to produce some specific effect, as cooking, cleansing, etc.; as, to boil meat; to boil clothes.

  • Boil

    To steep or soak in warm water.

  • Boil (noun)

    Act or state of boiling.

  • Boil (noun)

    A hard, painful, inflamed tumor, which, on suppuration, discharges pus, mixed with blood, and discloses a small fibrous mass of dead tissue, called the core.

  • Cook (verb)

    To make the noise of the cuckoo.

  • Cook (verb)

    To prepare food for the table.

  • Cook

    To throw.

  • Cook

    To prepare, as food, by boiling, roasting, baking, broiling, etc.; to make suitable for eating, by the agency of fire or heat.

  • Cook

    To concoct or prepare; hence, to tamper with or alter; to garble; - often with up; as, to cook up a story; to cook an account.

  • Cook (noun)

    One whose occupation is to prepare food for the table; one who dresses or cooks meat or vegetables for eating.

  • Cook (noun)

    A fish, the European striped wrasse.

Webster Dictionary
  • Boil (noun)

    a painful sore with a hard pus-filled core

  • Boil (noun)

    the temperature at which a liquid boils at sea level;

    "the brought to water to a boil"

  • Boil (verb)

    come to the boiling point and change from a liquid to vapor;

    "Water boils at 100 degrees Celsius"

  • Boil (verb)

    cook in boiling liquid;

    "boil potatoes"

  • Boil (verb)

    bring to, or maintain at, the boiling point;

    "boil this liquid until it evaporates"

  • Boil (verb)

    be agitated;

    "the sea was churning in the storm"

  • Boil (verb)

    be in an agitated emotional state;

    "The customer was seething with anger"

  • Cook (noun)

    someone who cooks food

  • Cook (noun)

    English navigator who claimed the east coast of Australia for Britain and discovered several Pacific islands (1728-1779)

  • Cook (verb)

    prepare a hot meal;

    "My husband doesn't cook"

  • Cook (verb)

    prepare for eating by applying heat;

    "Cook me dinner, please"

    "can you make me an omelette?"

    "fix breakfast for the guests, please"

  • Cook (verb)

    transform and make suitable for consumption by heating;

    "These potatoes have to cook for 20 minutes"

  • Cook (verb)

    transform by heating;

    "The apothecary cooked the medicinal mixture in a big iron kettle"

  • Cook (verb)

    fake or falsify;

    "Fudge the figures"

    "cook the books"

    "falsify the data"

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