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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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There's no better way to celebrate the summer season than a cookout. What's not to love about enjoying the best weather of the year while savoring grilled meat and side dishes galore?
Massachusetts DOC staff enjoy a cookout during National Correctional Officer and Employee week at MCI Framingham and MCI Norfolk.
To celebrate his 38th birthday, which fell on June 9, popular singer and entrepreneur, D'banj decided to do a cookout.
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.
My family always does a cookout on the country's birthday.
One is they would have a cookout and maybe light some fireworks.
So, the Girl Scouts helped by having a cookout, and we had a fundraiser at the park.
Zoe and her friends had a cookout and fundraiser to help the family of her friend who passed away.
The night of the fall, Krawczyk gave liquor to Gaines and several teammates during a cookout, the Washington Post reports.
Audubon Arkansas will mark its first year of work on the Fourche Creek Restoration and Education Project with a cookout luncheon at 11 a.m.
"Right," she said, "so let them try it on a cookout and not on a meal-after-meal menu."
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.
"Normally what I do is if I'm going to a cookout with friends or family, I take the opportunity to bring something with me that's vegan that I can share," said Ms.
A cookout for participants will be held at noon, with the awards ceremony at 1:30 p.m.