melt (verb) ♻️ to turn a solid substance into a liquid by heating ✔️ Melt some butter in a saucepan and then add the flour. ➖〰➰〰➖ mix (verb) ♻️ to combine two or more substances ✔️ The flour is mixed with a little oil and warm water to make a dough. ➖〰➰〰➖ peel (verb) ♻️ to take or cut the skin off a vegetable or fruit ✔️ I get juice all over my fingers if I peel an orange. ➖〰➰〰➖ pinch (noun) ♻️ a very small amount of something like salt or ground spice ✔️ Add a pinch of salt to the water before boiling vegetables. ➖〰➰〰➖ preheat (verb) ♻️ to turn on and heat an oven or grill before cooking ✔️ It's important to preheat your oven before baking scones. ➖〰➰〰➖ prepare (verb) ♻️ to make food ready for cooking or eating ✔️ It takes an hour or more to prepare this dish.
recipe (noun) ♻️ a list of ingredients and instructions for cooking a particular dish ✔️ My grandmother gave me this recipe for apple pie. ➖〰➰〰➖ roast (verb) ♻️ to cook foods like meat and vegetables in an oven ✔️ Why don't we roast some vegetables as well? ➖〰➰〰➖ sauté (verb) ♻️ to fry quickly in hot oil or fat ✔️ To begin, sauté the onions and garlic in a saucepan. ➖〰➰〰➖ serve (verb) ♻️ to give someone food that's been prepared or a drink ✔️ Make sure the food's still hot when you serve it. ➖〰➰〰➖ spice (noun) ♻️ a plant part, often ground into a powder, that adds flavour to a dish ✔️ Which spices did you add to this sauce? ➖〰➰〰➖ sprinkle (verb) ♻️ to add a few drops of liquid or a substance like salt or pepper by shaking a container or by using your fingers ✔️ Why do you sprinkle so much salt on everything?
steam (verb) ♻️ to cook in hot steam from boiling water ✔️ Steaming vegetables destroys fewer nutrients than boiling them. ➖〰➰〰➖ stir (verb) ♻️ to move a spoon or other implement around to mix something ✔️ If you don't stir the sauce enough, it'll be lumpy. ➖〰➰〰➖ stir-fry (verb) ♻️ to fry quickly over a high heat while stirring ✔️ Lots of people stir-fry all kinds of meat and vegetables these days. ➖〰➰〰➖ tablespoon (abbrev: "tbsp") (noun) ♻️ a large spoon used for serving, or the amount of an ingredient that fits in one ✔️ Add a tablespoon of flour to the melted butter and stir. ➖〰➰〰➖ teaspoon (abbrev: "tsp") (noun) ♻️ a small spoon or the amount of an ingredient that fits in one ✔️ You didn't use more than half a teaspoon of chili powder, did you? ➖〰➰〰➖ whisk (verb) ♻️ to mix something very quickly with a whisk ✔️ Break the eggs into a bowl and whisk until smooth.
📋Meaning If something is under wraps, it's being kept secret.
🗣The organisers keep the name of the winner under wraps until it's announced on the show.
🗣Our new products are always under wraps until their official launch because we don't want other companies seeing them and copying them.
✏️Note The most common collocation for this idiom is "to keep (something) under wraps". 〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰 Level: Elementary_Intermediate ========================= #Idiom#Wrap🎁📦🎉🛍 ━━━━━━━━━━━ 🆔@EnglishPara🎀🎊