Therefore, he started hiring vendors like a “papusa lady” and a pizza guy to come and cook up made-to-order snacks.
The meals you cook up, despite their size, seem professionally made.
Well, for starters, cook up a little fulminated mercury to blow the windows off the office where Tuco does business.
Obama's team is likely to cook up some similar experiments in Charlotte.
Where did you cook up the idea for a live showing of Real Time in Washington D.C., followed by a live televised standup special?
But the flatterer's whole aim and end is to cook up and season his joke or word or action, so as to produce pleasure.
Say, what story did you cook up about me to Margarita Tupper?
"I'll try to cook up enough for you," said his mother, smiling.
Then I'll get you back into your lines: we'll cook up a good tale for Sommers.
Life is not tragic enough for him, and he must try to cook up a more highly seasoned dish for himself.
Old English coc, from Vulgar Latin cocus "cook," from Latin coquus, from coquere "to cook, prepare food, ripen, digest, turn over in the mind" from PIE root *pekw- "to cook" (cf. Oscan popina "kitchen," Sanskrit pakvah "cooked," Greek peptein, Lithuanian kepti "to bake, roast," Old Church Slavonic pecenu "roasted," Welsh poeth "cooked, baked, hot"). Germanic languages had no one native term for all types of cooking, and borrowed the Latin word (Old Saxon kok, Old High German choh, German Koch, Swedish kock).
There is the proverb, the more cooks the worse potage. [Gascoigne, 1575]
late 14c., from cook (n.); the figurative sense of "to manipulate, falsify, doctor" is from 1630s. Related: Cooked, cooking. To cook with gas is 1930s jive talk.
To devise; fabricate; hoke: We'll cook up a story to explain your swollen lip (1750+)