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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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The company actually held three cookouts so all its employees working the three shifts could join the celebration.
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500 for each pool sold during the Summer Beat the Heat Cookout will be donated to breast cancer research.
I have written it on napkins at picnics, on the back of paper plates at community cookouts and on shreds of paper tablecloths from church functions.
Just in time for the peak of cookout season, Ore-Ida Potatoes has introduced a hot new side dish specially designed for the grill.
On the Fourth of July we go to my grandmother's house for a cookout.
The O'Neal cutout falls into a barbecue grill at a cookout and is incinerated.
We worked out a time when vegetarian staff members could use the cookout house to cook items for themselves.
When packing for a cookout or picnic, it's best to bring one cooler for beverages and a separate cooler for food.
American Legion East Side Post 201 is hosting its annual members-only Fourth of July cookout from 2 to 5 p.
This exciting weekend features a day of white water rafting, then a cookout with a variety of food, fun and games for rafters.
Review cookout menus and substitute meat whenever possible.
The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen tasted eight brands to see which were worthy of a summer cookout.
They say the incident at Colt State Park in Bristol resulted from a violent altercation between several members of the Bloods gang who were attending a Memorial Day weekend cookout.