From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Cooking
bakebake /beɪk/ ●●● S3 verb [intransitive, transitive] 1 DFCto cook something using dry heat, in an oven I’m baking some bread. baked potatoes Bake at 250 degrees for 20 minutes.see thesaurus at cook2 TIto make something become hard by heating it The bricks were baked in the sun. baking1, half-bakedGrammarBake belongs to a group of verbs where the same noun can be the subject of the verb or its object. You can say: Bake the cake for 40 minutes. In this sentence, ‘the cake’ is the object of bake.You can also say: The cake should bake for 40 minutes. In this sentence, ‘the cake’ is the subject of bake.
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Examples from the Corpus
bakeBake at 190C for 20-25 minutes.They baked bread and the whole house smelled of new bread.freshly baked cookiesSprinkle the sugar over the bottom of a baking dish.Freezing at night, baking during the day, ice storms after spring thaw, all create a rugged habitat.Tip the mixture into the prepared tin and bake for 30 minutes or until the sponge is springy to the touch.My grandmother baked her own bread.Our apartment on the top floor bakes in the summer.In former times, bricks were baked in the sun.Spread it into cooled baked pie shell.Place on a baking sheet and bake in a very low oven until crisp.Sprinkleinch layer of sugar on a small baking sheet.Bake the soufflés for 12 minutes.Bookstores are feeding the new appetite as publishers bake up hot loaves of fresh poetry collections.
Origin bake Old English bacan