- noun the action of getting food ready to eat, especially by heating it
- noun a particular style of preparing food
- adjective going well, moving fast, succeeding. Originally from pre-World War II street language, this usage spread, especially via jazz musicians, to young whites. It is still often used to refer to musicians who are performing well and generating excitement. A stronger form is ‘cooking with gas’.
- noun the act of preparing food, usually by heating