verb see pressure cooker

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  • pressure-cook — ☆ pressure cook [presh′ərkook΄ ] vt. to cook in a pressure cooker …   English World dictionary

  • pressure-cook — verb cook in a pressure cooker • Topics: ↑cooking, ↑cookery, ↑preparation • Hypernyms: ↑cook • Verb Frames: Somebody s Somebody s something …   Useful english dictionary

  • pressure-cook — /presh euhr kook /, v.t. to cook in a pressure cooker. [1935 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • cook — [n] person who prepares food baker, chef, hash slinger*, mess sergeant, servant, sous chef; concept 348 cook [v] prepare food, usually using heat bake, barbecue, blanch, boil, braise, brew, broil, brown, burn, coddle, curry, decoct, deep fry,… …   New thesaurus

  • pressure — n. & v. n. 1 a the exertion of continuous force on or against a body by another in contact with it. b the force exerted. c the amount of this (expressed by the force on a unit area) (atmospheric pressure). 2 urgency; the need to meet a deadline… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cook — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. prepare, concoct, fix, make; roast, broil, boil, fry, etc.; informal, doctor; slang, ruin, spoil. See food, heat, deterioration, falsehood. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. chef, short order cook, meat cook …   English dictionary for students

  • pressure cooker — noun Date: 1915 1. an airtight utensil for quick cooking or preserving of foods by means of high temperature steam under pressure 2. a situation or environment that is fraught with emotional or social pressures • pressure cook verb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pressure cooker — noun an airtight pot in which food can be cooked quickly under steam pressure. Derivatives pressure cook verb …   English new terms dictionary

  • Cook Records — was a record label founded by Emory Cook (born 1913, San Francisco, died 2002). Cook was an audio engineer and inventor. From 1952 to 1966, Cook used his Sounds of our Times and Cook Laboratories record labels to demonstrate his philosophy about… …   Wikipedia

  • Pressure cooking — is a method of cooking in a sealed vessel that does not permit air or liquids to escape below a preset pressure. Because the boiling point of water increases as the pressure increases, the pressure built up inside the cooker allows the liquid in… …   Wikipedia

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