be cooked

be cooked

1. To be overheated or uncomfortably warm, as due to the sun. Even though I'd worn light clothing for my hike, the sun was beating down so hard that I was cooked after half an hour.
2. To be in inescapable or imminent trouble, danger, or difficulty. I knew we'd be cooked if the police discovered the drugs in the trunk of my car.
3. To be thoroughly or soundly defeated. I knew we were cooked before the game even started, but we still played with everything we had.
4. To be physically, mentally, or emotionally exhausted. After two hours in the gym and another hour swimming, I was cooked by the time I got home. I'm already pretty cooked from writing essays, and I still have another one to write for tomorrow.
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cooked

mod. alcohol or drug intoxicated. Pete is cooked, fried, boiled, baked—drunk.
See also: cook
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Some delicious soups like the one below can be cooked and frozen for when you feel hungry.
"The fridge might look bare, but it isn't - there's always food sitting in there," says Gary, who had his recipes tried and tested by a home economist to ensure that they could be cooked in the times he'd allowed.
The leaves, essentially from where the stalk turns red on up, can be cooked so long as it is done with several rinses of water.