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Topic: COOKING

Language: Old English
Origin: bacan

bake

verb
     
bake S3 [intransitive and transitive]
1DFC to cook something using dry heat, in an oven:
I'm baking some bread.
baked potatoes
Bake at 250 degrees for 20 minutes.
2TI to make something become hard by heating it:
The bricks were baked in the sun.
baking1, half-bakedWORD FOCUS: cook WORD FOCUS: cook
fry (in oil)
boil
(in hot water)
bake
(bread and cakes in an oven)
roast
(meat or vegetables in an oven)
microwave
(using a microwave oven)
grill
/broil American English (using a grill)
steam
, toast, simmer, poach, barbecue, stir-fry, saute, chargrill

raw (not cooked)
rare
(used about meat that has been cooked for a short time)
well-done
(used about meat that has been cooked for a long time)
cook

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