cook out

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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?
See also: cook, out

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.
See also: cook, out
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He left his cell phone, credit cards and car at the cookout.
50 to Paleo Foods will be raffled off to one of the attendees of the Cookout.
About the same weight and size as a side dish, it's certainly easier to transport to the cookout than a bag of coal.
The cost is $25 for the cookout and $50 per person for lodging, based on double occupancy.
The interaction involved in being on a committee to plan an evening program or choose the cookout menu, in leading a friendship circle discussion, or in taking turns doing cabin chores offers ways for campers to understand the effects of their actions upon others.
I'll simply say that I can't meet them for lunch or can't make the cookout because I'll be tied up all day.
By launching Heinz Fridge Door Fit Ketchup during the peak of the cookout season, we're taking advantage of an opportune time for consumers to experience our latest innovation.
He said last year drew more than 250 participants, plus others who came to cheer the runners or enjoy the cookout.
The cookout is Monday, May 28th from noon until 2:00 PM.
We worked out a time when vegetarian staff members could use the cookout house to cook items for themselves.
Association member Gayle DeLoach worries about the safety of the cookout participants.
Lions Gate Entertainment is a leading independent producer and distributor with new movies such as Open Water, The Cookout and Fahrenheit 9/11, television series such as "The Dead Zone" and "Missing" and one of the largest home video libraries containing titles such as Cabin Fever, Girl With a Pearl Earring, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, Barbie: The Princess and the Pauper and "Will and Grace.
2) The cookout marked the close of the summer program.
Lions Gate Films, which recently concluded its merger with Artisan Entertainment, has and A-list star-driven slate including, in addition to THE PUNISHER, the contemporary cloning thriller GODSEND, starring two-time Academy Award winner Robert De Niro, Greg Kinnear and Rebecca Romijn-Stamos; the futuristic FINAL CUT, starring Academy Award winner Robin Williams, Mira Sorvino and Jim Caviezel; Lars von Trier's DOGVILLE, starring Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman; the urban comedy THE COOKOUT, with Queen Latifah and a strong ensemble cast; the recent Sundance sensation OPEN WATER; and BEYOND THE SEA, a film about the life of legendary singer Bobby Darin, played by Kevin Spacey who also directs.
Schlegel pulled out the lighter, a group of people at the cookout rushed toward her and grabbed the lighter.