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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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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.
The company actually held three cookouts so all its employees working the three shifts could join the celebration.
With "Checkered Flag Cooking: An Insider's Guide To Tailgating At The Races", Kent Whitaker has combined his passion for great cooking with his passion for race car events to produce an impressive collection of recipes ideal for tailgate dining, grilling, and race-day cookouts. Far more than just assemble of burger and rib recipes, Checkered Flag Cooking features dishes suitable for breakfasts, appetizers, includes dips and sauces, as well as beverages.
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