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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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He loved to entertain and break bread in his beautiful home on the lake always having cook outs and many gatherings that invariably included water skiing and boating activities.
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.