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Definition of recipe noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1recipe (for something) a set of instructions that tells you how to cook something and the ingredients (= items of food) you need for it a recipe for chicken soup vegetarian recipes a recipe file
  2. 2recipe for something a method or an idea that seems likely to have a particular result synonym formula His plans are a recipe for disaster. What's her recipe for success?
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