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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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Zoe and her friends had a cookout and fundraiser to help the family of her friend who passed away.
The winner will receive a three-night/four-day stay for a family of up to 20 people, a family cookout, and rounds of golf, among other resort amenities.
About the same weight and size as a side dish, it's certainly easier to transport to the cookout than a bag of coal.
Saturday was highlighted with a cookout and the 332nd Air Force Tactical Hospital Lab staff was invited to participate.
Members of the white team served up the winning dish in an annual cookout competition at the Bahrain International Circuit (BIC).
The scouts, from Allesley, spent the weekend enjoying a cookout, a film and an impromptu morning song session.
Recipients include a theater that gives $2 to every patron who arrives via mass transit, bicycling or walking; a neighborhood association that distributed" retractable clotheslines at its annual cookout and a church that hired youth to go door to door educating residents about climate change.
Each Sunday afternoon in the middle of the session, we have a giant cookout. Many parents drive more than sixty miles to come to camp to help at the grills and to serve the food.
Peters Marci Reed Wheezer Ruperto Vanderpool Marv Albert Himself Elton Brand Himself Baron Davis Himself Mark Cuban Himself When it comes to flat-out, gut-busting funny stuff, the pickings are slim in "The Cookout." Theatrical prospects are slight, which likely explains why Lions Gate tossed pic into the Labor Day weekend slot without benefit of press previews.
The night of the fall, Krawczyk gave liquor to Gaines and several teammates during a cookout, the Washington Post reports.
* There'll be a tropical cookout, midnight cruise, street party, beach soiree, and, of course, films at the first annual African American Film Festival in Barbados, May 22-27.
It's a Dutch oven cookout at Holiday Farm Resort, complete with bonfire and fiddling.
Shortly before noon on May 13th, Ethan Heard's father and stepmother began preparing for a family cookout at their home in Arlington, Texas.
You have the First Annual National ASAE Student Invitational and Past Presidents' Pull and Family Cookout.