cook off

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To pull the pin from a grenade and wait two or three seconds before throwing.
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Submitted on July 07, 2010

Additional definitions for 'cook off':

cook offAs with above, except to unintentionally wait so long that the grenade detonates.
cook offTo cause an accidental detonation of explosives, especially due to excess heat.
cook offTo accidentally detonate, especially as the result of excess heat.
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