- `cook-,off noun AMERICANa chili/BBQ etc. cook-offa cooking competition to decide who makes the best CHILI, BBQ SAUCE, etc.
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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 [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 — noun Date: 1937 a cooking competition … New Collegiate 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