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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of overcook.
  • adj. Made unpalatable or inedible by cooking for too long.


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  • With empty stadiums and an opposition that can be best described as overcooked daal, some of the Indian youngsters looked as out of place as a first timer may look on the streets of Amsterdam!

    Yogesh Gandhi: The Twilight Warriors of Indian Cricket

  • Vegetables, fresh from the ground, or parent stem, retain this life if at once prepared for food, if not overcooked, which is so often ignorantly done.

    The light of Egypt; or, The science of the soul and the stars

  • With its earthy, mineral-rich flavor, liver can be an acquired taste, especially if it's overcooked, which is often the case. News

  • Unless other instructions are given, the patties are cooked to a perfect medium, though asking for a well-done burger doesn't mean it will come dry and overcooked, which is a testament to the kitchen staff's skill.


  • One problem with cooking wild duck or goose is that if overcooked which is very easy to do the so-called "gamey" taste folks dislike becomes very pronounced.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • Convenience-store valuations look increasingly "overcooked" considering the challenges going forward, he says.

    Saving Energy May Sap Strength

  • Finance Minister Trevor Manuel have been misleading South Africa by making the public's concerns, over the problem, off as exaggerated or "overcooked", said Schmidt.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Plus it's good at scrubbing those "overcooked" bits off the roasting and lasagne pans.

    Basic Kitchen (continued): Equipment, Part III: Baking and Roasting

  • A few years ago, I thought I had invented sous vide cooking when I came up with this idea for minimizing the grey 'overcooked' layer for steak cooking:

    Boing Boing

  • I have found that most of the forecasts are "overcooked"..... Chronicle


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  • 4 year old to her mum (London, 2001):

    - I like green beans better at my friends', they are softer!

    - Yes darling, that's because they overcook them.

    August 9, 2011