cook-off
noun Date: 1937 a cooking competition

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • cook-off — ☆ cook off [kook′ôf΄ ] n. a cooking contest in which participants prepare their own recipes, as for chili or barbecued spare ribs, held as a public event, usually outdoors, with the food for sale to the public * * * cook off (ko͝okʹôf , ŏf ) n. A …   Universalium

  • cook-off — cook ,off noun AMERICAN a chili/BBQ etc. cook off a cooking competition to decide who makes the best CHILI, BBQ SAUCE, etc …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • cook-off — ☆ cook off [kook′ôf΄ ] n. a cooking contest in which participants prepare their own recipes, as for chili or barbecued spare ribs, held as a public event, usually outdoors, with the food for sale to the public …   English World dictionary

  • Cook-off — Not to be confused with Cooking off. A cook off is a cooking competition where the contestants each prepare dishes for judging either by a select group of judges or by the general public. Cook offs are very popular among competitors (such as… …   Wikipedia

  • Cook off — Als Cook off (engl. auch cooking off) bezeichnet man die selbständige Zündung einer Patrone in dem überhitzten Patronenlager. In diesem wird bei Feuerwaffen die Patrone gelagert und durch den Schlagbolzen gezündet. Durch mehrfaches Abfeuern… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • cook off — intransitive verb of a cartridge : to fire as a result of being allowed to rest in the chamber of an overheated weapon * * * cook off noun (N American) A cooking competition • • • Main Entry: ↑cook …   Useful english dictionary

  • cook-off — ˈ ̷ ̷ ˌ ̷ ̷ noun ( s) Etymology: cook (II) + off (as in runoff) : an organized cooking competition …   Useful english dictionary

  • cook off — intransitive verb Date: 1945 of a cartridge to fire as a result of overheating …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cook off — verb a) To pull the pin from a grenade and wait two or three seconds before throwing. b) As with above, except to unintentionally wait so long that the grenade detonates …   Wiktionary

  • cook-off — noun a) A cooking contest. b) Accidental detonation of explosives, especially as the result of excessive heat …   Wiktionary

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