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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.
See also: cook, out
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Now, we are both old, but we still do the things we did as children -- walking in the woods (what few are left), and having cookouts.
Main Street;259-8594) offers cookouts three nights a week, from $7.
Just in time for the peak of cookout season, Ore-Ida Potatoes has introduced a hot new side dish specially designed for the grill.
The hamburger cookouts are popular with store employees, who get the satisfaction of contributing to a worthy cause while also getting a hamburger and chips and a drink for just $2.
We worked out a time when vegetarian staff members could use the cookout house to cook items for themselves.
Even though we all know better, notoriously fatty, salty potato chips remain the top sellers for parties and cookouts, according to a 1991 report, "The U.
As the unofficial end of summer quickly approaches with Labor Day weekend, many Americans are planning one last hurrah by gathering with family and friends for cookouts and picnics.
He enjoyed fishing, cooking, cookouts and being with his family and friends.
I didn't understand what camp was about when I was that young, but I knew that kids were involved with rowboats, bows and arrows, and cookouts.
At Blue Rhino, we provide millions of gas grill tanks that fuel cookouts in thousands of communities nationwide each year," said Tod Brown, president of Blue Rhino.
WORCESTER - For millions of Americans, a hefty portion of the approximately 25 billion pounds of beef we eat every year will be slapped on the grills at cookouts across the country this weekend.
In the summer, there are monthly barbecue cookouts on the beach
Staff pointed out the potential for pictures of tents, cookouts, friends, and camp activities.
And, these series enable us to showcase our GMC vehicles as the secret ingredient for cookouts and parties, as well as a handy tool for transporting home improvement supplies.
The title suggests this is all about barbecuing and grilling, but it also delivers recipes for the goodies that often go with outdoor cookouts, such as drinks, desserts and side dishes.