UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈkʊkɪŋ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈkʊkɪŋ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(kŏŏking)

WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. [easy, healthy, home, Spanish] cooking
  2. my [wife, boyfriend] does (all of) the cooking
  3. a [book, show] on cooking
  4. your cooking is very [tasty, good, delicious]
  5. he's [great, useless, good] at cooking
  6. practice your cooking
  7. cooking and [eating, cleaning, baking]
n as adj
  1. a cooking [show, magazine, class]
  2. cooking [ingredients, techniques, methods]
  3. cooking [tips, pointers]
  4. proper cooking technique
  5. cooking [apples, wine, sherry]
WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. [dinner] is cooking
  2. what's cooking?
  3. [leave, allow] (it) to cook
  4. [can't, know how to] cook
  5. cook [well, poorly, skillfully]
  6. cook a [meal, dish, steak]
  7. cook [dinner, lunch]
  8. cook for [her, your date]
  9. cook [in the kitchen, at home]
  10. cook (it) on the [stove, grill]
  11. cook (it) in the [oven, microwave]
  12. cook over [a fire, an open flame]
  13. cook at [200 degrees] for [one hour]
  14. cook over a [medium, high] heat
  15. cook in [butter, oil, garlic]
  16. cook up some [beans, chicken, stew]
  17. cooked to perfection
  18. cooked [medium, well, rare, thoroughly]
  19. cooked [slowly, throughout the day]
  20. cooked by [steaming, frying, roasting]
  21. cook up [an idea, a scheme, a plan]
  22. informal: they're cooking something up
  23. slang: cook the [expenses, books, figures]
  1. is a very [talented, good, poor, experienced] cook
  2. is a [celebrity, TV] cook
  3. works as a cook [at, in]
  4. is employed as a cook [at]
  5. the restaurant is [hiring, looking for] a new cook
  6. wants to [be, become] a cook
  7. [learn, study] to be a cook
  8. kiss the cook
  9. don't insult the cook
  10. my [mother, husband] is the best cook (I know)!
  11. too many cooks spoil the broth
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