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Cook up   /kʊk əp/   Listen
Cook up

verb
1.
Prepare or cook by mixing ingredients.  Synonym: concoct.
2.
Make up something artificial or untrue.  Synonyms: fabricate, invent, make up, manufacture.






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"Cook up" Quotes from Famous Books



... had the idea that you needed a finer edge put on your rowing spirit. So I got Jane to cook up the story about that ...
— O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1920 • Various

... locate the lost mine before I got here, that was their game. What they intended to do later I don't know, but probably Job Haskers was going to cook up some deal whereby our family could be kept out of the property. He is ...
— Dave Porter in the Gold Fields - The Search for the Landslide Mine • Edward Stratemeyer

... duplicate proxies might get through in time, and thought that by keeping these we might cook up a question as to which were legal, and then by injunction prevent ...
— Master Tales of Mystery, Volume 3 • Collected and Arranged by Francis J. Reynolds



Words linked to "Cook up" :   dream up, fix, cook, vamp, concoct, cooking, make, mythologise, hatch, spin, cookery, ready, trump up, think of, think up, vamp up, mythologize, prepare, confabulate, preparation



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