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Verbs and Phrasal Verbs About Food

Verbs and Phrasal Verbs About Food


The Verb (infinitive form) The Meaning An example 
( Simple Past Tense)
To bake To cook by dry heat in an oven or similar. He baked the pie. Regular
To boil To cook something in very hot water. She boiled the rice. Regular
To chop To cut something into pieces. She chopped an onion. Regular
To cook To prepare food for eating by the use of heat. He cooked her dinner. Regular
To cut To divide food with a sharp instrument. He cut into the roast. Irregular
To dice To cut something into cubes. He diced the potato. Regular
To eat The complete action of putting food in the mouth and then biting, chewing and swallowing it. She ate her dinner. Irregular
To farm To carry out agricultural work (growing crops/rearing animals) as a way of life. Rarely used in conversation. Regular
To feed To provide food for eating. She fed the cat. Irregular
To fry To cook food in fat/oil over a direct heat. He fried the bacon. Regular
To grow To produce plants by controlling or encouraging their growth. She grew all her own vegetables. Irregular
To peel To remove the skin/rind/outer covering of fruit/vegetables etc. She peeled the grapes for the fruit salad. Regular
To prepare To make food ready in advance of eating or cooking it. He prepared all the ingredients. Regular
To skin To remove the outer covering from fruit/meat/fish etc. She skinned the fish. Regular
To slice To divide or cut something into slivers. He sliced the apple. Regular


The Phrasal Verb The Meaning An example 
( Simple Past Tense)
Bake off To finish baking partly baked food. 
For example bread.
She baked off the bread in the oven. S
boil away To cause liquid to evaporate completely by boiling. She forgot to switch off the cooker and all the water boiled away. S
boil down To boil a liquid down to a thick sauce. The sauce was too thin and needed to be boiled down. S
boil over To cause liquid to overflow whilst boiling. She forgot to turn down the heat and all the water boiled over the pan. S
chop up To cut into pieces, usually with several sharp blows. She chopped the onion up into small cubes. S
cut off To remove by cutting. He cut all the fat off. S
cut out To shape or form by cutting. He cut several pieces of pastry out. S
cut up To cut into pieces using a sharp knife. He cut the pie up into equal slices. S
eat out To eat away from home, usually in a restaurant. They ate out twice last week. I
eat up To eat until everything is finished. She ate everything up. S
fry up The act of frying a meal, especially breakfast. He always fried up a good breakfast in the morning.. I
peel off To remove the skin/rind/outer covering of fruit/vegetables etc. She peeled the skin off the apples for the fruit salad. S
slice off To divide or cut something from a larger piece. He sliced the meat off the bone. S

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Comment by Sahar on February 24, 2013 at 6:48

So useful!
Thanks for sharing Shanaz.

Comment by ⊱ Mickey ⊰ on February 23, 2013 at 16:18

Wow! I am so hungry now...

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