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bake /beɪk/USA pronunciation
v., baked, bak•ing, n. WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
- Foodto cook by dry heat in an oven: [ ~ + obj]:My wife bakes delicious pies.[no obj]:Her husband likes to bake.
- Food[no obj] to become baked:It took the bread an hour to bake.
- [ ~ + obj] to harden or dry by heating :baked clay pots in a special oven.
(bāk),USA pronunciation v., baked, bak•ing, n. v.t.
- to cook by dry heat in an oven or on heated metal or stones.
- to harden by heat:to bake pottery in a kiln.
- to dry by, or subject to heat:The sun baked the land.
- to bake bread, a casserole, etc.
- to become baked:The cake will bake in about half an hour.
- to be subjected to heat:The lizard baked on the hot rocks.
- a social occasion at which the chief food is baked.
- Scottish Termscracker (def. 1).
- Indo-European alternating base * bheHog-, bhəg-
- bef. 1000; Middle English baken, Old English bacan, past participle bōc baked; cognate with Old High German bahhan, past buoh, Old Norse baka; akin to Dutch bakken, German backen, Greek phó̄gein to roast;
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bake /beɪk/ vb
- (transitive) to cook by dry heat in or as if in an oven
- (intransitive) to cook bread, pastry, etc, in an oven
- to make or become hardened by heat
- (intransitive) informal to be extremely hot, as in the heat of the sun
Etymology: Old English bacan; related to Old Norse baka, Old High German bahhan to bake, Greek phōgein to parch, roast
- US a party at which the main dish is baked
- a batch of things baked at one time
- Caribbean a small flat fried cake
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