cook up

cook up
1. prepare or cook by mixing ingredients (Freq. 1)

concoct a strange mixture

Syn: ↑concoct
Derivationally related forms: ↑concoction (for: ↑concoct)
Topics: ↑cooking, ↑cookery, ↑preparation
Hypernyms: ↑cook, ↑fix, ↑ready, ↑make, ↑prepare
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s something

2. make up something artificial or untrue
Syn: ↑fabricate, ↑manufacture, ↑make up, ↑invent
Derivationally related forms: ↑invention (for: ↑invent), ↑fabrication (for: ↑fabricate), ↑fabricator (for: ↑fabricate)
Hypernyms: ↑think up, ↑think of, ↑dream up, ↑hatch, ↑concoct
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s something

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ˌcook ˈup [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they cook up he/she/it cooks up present participle cooking up past tense cooked up past participle cooked up] informal phrasal verb
to invent a story, excuse, or plan

Between them they cooked up some story to tell their parents.

Thesaurus: to tell lies and deceive peoplesynonym
Main entry: cook

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cook up [phrasal verb]
cook up (something) or cook (something) up
1 : to prepare (food) for eating especially quickly

I can cook up some hamburgers.

2 : to invent (something, such as an idea, excuse, etc.) to deal with a particular situation

They cooked up [=devised, hatched] a scheme to fool their neighbor.

You'll have to cook an excuse up quickly.

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