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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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The mouthwatering taste of grilled foods, the indulgence of rich desserts and the joy of entertaining with family and friends -- a cookout is always a crowd-pleaser, no matter the time of year.
On the Fourth of July we go to my grandmother's house for a cookout.
So, the Girl Scouts helped by having a cookout, and we had a fundraiser at the park.
The O'Neal cutout falls into a barbecue grill at a cookout and is incinerated.
The event will include a cookout, fresh produce stand, product sampling and family activities, as well as a visit from the Minneapolis Fire Department and a possible appearance by Mayor R.
Vegan Manda Rose, who said she once got stuck at a cookout eating a bun with mustard, also ascribes to the head-them-off-at-the-buffet-table method.
His suggestions on what to do with him while he's confined to his mansion is let him give you a martial-arts lesson or have a cookout by the pool.
We haven't found a bad place for a cookout yet, but we like to recognize places where ideal weather conditions make for great grilling.
Clements, who works in the neighborhood, said there is not much danger in holding a cookout with a large group.
The survey revealed that 75 percent of people said they are either likely or very likely to be at a cookout this 4th of July weekend and 46 percent of them said that ketchup is their favorite condiment for cookouts - ahead of mustard, mayonnaise and relish.
Brighton Center: providing low-income resident seniors, who rarely go out, with entertainment and a cookout.
In addition to distributing the donated items, the team held a cookout for local residents, serving hot dogs and hamburgers.
Festivities will include a cookout featuring the Company's line of value added pork, Tender Prime(TM).
So far in this endeavor, the two organizations have partnered on such activities as a puppet drive for the CMHS play therapy room, a cookout for a teen camping trip and holiday gift donations for less fortunate families.