Definition of cake verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    cake

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//keɪk//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//keɪk//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they cake
    BrE BrE//keɪk//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//keɪk//
     
    he / she / it cakes
    BrE BrE//keɪks//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//keɪks//
     
    past simple caked
    BrE BrE//keɪkt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//keɪkt//
     
    past participle caked
    BrE BrE//keɪkt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//keɪkt//
     
    -ing form caking
    BrE BrE//ˈkeɪkɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkeɪkɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[transitive, usually passive] cake something (in/with something) to cover something with a thick layer of something soft that becomes hard when it dries Her shoes were caked with mud. When he ran onstage, his face was caked with make-up. The cloth was caked in her blood.
  2. 2[intransitive] if a substance cakes, it becomes hard when it dries
  3. Word Origin Middle English (denoting a small flat bread roll): of Scandinavian origin; related to Swedish kaka and Danish kage.
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