cook up

verb(tr, adverb)
  1. informal to concoct or invent (a story, alibi, etc)

  2. to prepare (a meal), esp quickly

  1. slang to prepare (a drug) for use by heating, as by dissolving heroin in a spoon

  1. (in the Caribbean) a dish consisting of mixed meats, rice, shrimps, and sometimes vegetables

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cook up

Fabricate, concoct, as in She's always cooking up some excuse. [Colloquial; mid-1700s]

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