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cook out

1. verb To cook food outside, as on a grill. We should cook out on such a beautiful night.
2. verb To remove something from something else by applying heat. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "cook" and "out." Take that pan off the stove before you cook all the juices out of the meat.
3. noun A barbecue. When used as a noun, the phrase is typically written as one word. Are you going to the Smiths' Memorial Day cookout?
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cook (something) out

to cook food out of doors. Shall we cook out some chicken tonight? Yes, let's cook out.
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cook out

v.
1. To extract or remove something from something, such as food, by heating: The chef cooked the flavor out of the vegetables. We cooked out the juices from the meat on the grill.
2. To cook and eat food outdoors: Let's cook out for the Fourth of July.
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Mayer and other executives across the state will be participating in Do More Than Expected Patrols to commit random acts of kindness such as buying coffee, gasoline and movie tickets, providing free hot dogs, popcorn or tickets to area high school football games, hosting customer and firefighter appreciation cook outs and much more.
Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family, whether on vacations to the beach, at cook outs, watching sports, or an occasional dinner out.
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Consumers should be on the lookout for random acts of kindness such as free coffee, free admission to local attractions, hosting customer appreciation cook outs, car washes and much more.
Martinez, AmSouth's Florida executive, will be visiting markets across the state this week and participating in Do More Than Expected Patrols to commit random acts of kindness such as buying coffee, buying gas, providing free admission to local attractions for children, hosting customer appreciation cook outs, car washes, and much more.