We should not give up this extraordinary chance to see what can be cooked up.
The world is a different place than when Alfred Nobel cooked up the peace prize.
What is the whole “Genoa” storyline based on, or is that just something Aaron cooked up?
He and Mrs. Clinton cooked up the idea of inserting the word “transition” in the NATO communiqué this past November.
Still, one has to imagine that it's probably tamer than what Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier might have cooked up.
I have cooked up a story to keep the freedmen and other busybodies off.
I think this is a cooked up job of hers and mother's just to help us out.
Just a little scheme that Mabel and I cooked up, laughed Joe happily.
He cooked up a plan that was even braver and more desperate.
You don't want to go into court with this conspiracy which you have cooked up to beat David Massingale out of his property.
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.
a person employed to perform culinary service. In early times among the Hebrews cooking was performed by the mistress of the household (Gen. 18:2-6; Judg. 6:19), and the process was very expeditiously performed (Gen. 27:3, 4, 9, 10). Professional cooks were afterwards employed (1 Sam. 8:13; 9:23). Few animals, as a rule, were slaughtered (other than sacrifices), except for purposes of hospitality (Gen. 18:7; Luke 15:23). The paschal lamb was roasted over a fire (Ex. 12:8, 9; 2Chr. 35:13). Cooking by boiling was the usual method adopted (Lev. 8:31; Ex. 16:23). No cooking took place on the Sabbath day (Ex. 35:3).