Cooking Verbs, Definition and Examples

English Cooking Verbs, Definition and Example Sentences

English Cooking Verbs, Definition and Example Sentences

There are many cooking verbs in English. These are very often encountered in daily life. Now let’s learn what they are.


to cook on a metal frame over fire.

Example: don’t like grilled fish,let alone raw fish.


to cut into all pieces by rubbing it against a special apparatus.

Example: It’s easier to grate a pumpkin than it is to cut it into small pieces.


join something else to increase its size, number or amount.

Example: She’s adding salt and pepper to the soup.

Grab or get

to take hold of something

Example: she need a long set of tongs to grab hot dogs off of a hot grill.


a mix of different things

Example: You can blend milk, fruit juice, and ice cream to make a smoothie.


to cook or something with in water that is boiling.

Example: When water boils over it comes out of the saucepan, you must be careful!


to take something somewhere else quickly

Example: She’s whisking some batter to make a cake.



remove the liquid from something liquid flows away or out of it

Example: A colander is useful when you need to drain spagetti or wash vegetable and fruit.



to use a sharp tool like a knife to divide something.

Example: This birthday cake cutter cuts heart-shaped cake.


prepare it to be eaten by heating it in a speacial way

Example: How do you cook spagetti? Most people use a small pot like this one.



to apply pressure to in order to extract juice, sap, or the like

Example: My little daughter tried to squeeze the orange



to make cook, like bread and cake by preparing a dough or something.

Example: A pancake pan is used for baking pancakes.


to cook food or something in an oven or over a fire.

Example; They’re roasting marshmello over a campfire.


to cook food in fat or oil.

Example; Sandra is frying an egg.


a thin piece of food that is cut from something bigger.

Example; Watch out for your thumbs when slicing carrot.


a metal frame on food cooked outdoors over fire.

Example; This big oven can be used for barbequing things garden.


to make something ready

Example: They’re preparing some fruit trays for a party.



to cut into small cubes

Example: Let’s dice the potatoes



to cut into slices or pieces, as a roast of meat

Example: We always serve meats by carving to our customers?



to gently drop small pieces of something over a surface

Example: Before you roll out dough, you sprinkle flour on the rolling pin so the dough will not stick to it.



to move quickly

Example: If you continue to whip the whisk like that, probably the cake dough will leap around.



to estimate the relative amount, value, etc.

Example: How much water did you add to the meal? I didn’t measure it