In order to make fit for eating because of the action of heat, as with boiling, stewing, roasting, baking, etc.; especially, to organize in an appetizing method, as meat or veggies, by numerous combinations of products and flavoring.
For this reason overall, to at the mercy of the action of heat.
To dress up, change, shade, concoct, or falsely invent (a narrative, statement, excuse, etc.), for many special-purpose, as that making a far more favorable effect as compared to details associated with the situation warrant; falsify: frequently followed closely by up: as, to prepare up a story.
To let you down; discipline. Brockett. [Prov. Eng.]—To cook a person's goose, to destroy or ruin one; spoil ones prepare; do for one.
to organize meals for eating; act as prepare.
to help make the sound uttered because of the cuckoo.
to look for a second and then suddenly vanish; appear and go away completely by turns: because, he cookit round the place.
identical to cuck.
In tobacco production, to overheat (tobacco) undergoing sweating in volume, depriving it associated with energy of warming up again. This occurs if the temperature is held long at 65° F. or raised still higher.