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Cook up   /kʊk əp/   Listen
Cook up

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

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"Cook up" Quotes from Famous Books

... describe a wedding so well as you have done: had I known your talent before, I would have desired an epithalamium. I believe the princess (137) will have more beauties bestowed on her by the occasional poets, than even a painter would afford her. They will cook up a new Pandora, and in the bottom of the box enclose Hope, that all they have said is true. A great many, out of excess of good breeding, having heard it was rude to talk Latin before women, propose complimenting her in English; which she will be much ...
— The Letters of Horace Walpole, Volume 1 • Horace Walpole

... of it," repeated Algy firmly. "And nobody else will either. It's dashed good of you, Freddie, to cook up a yarn like that to try and make things look better for the blighter, but it won't work. Such a dam silly story, too!" said Algy with ...
— The Little Warrior - (U.K. Title: Jill the Reckless) • P. G. Wodehouse

... she had not the heart to refuse Francesca anything. "She's too handsome," she said, "and too winnin'. I s'pose she'll cook up some dreadful messes, but I'm willin' to eat 'em, to oblige her, and perhaps it'll save her husband a few spells of dyspepsy at the start; though, as far as my experience goes, ministers'll always eat anything that's set before 'em, ...
— Penelope's Irish Experiences • Kate Douglas Wiggin

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

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