verb (tr, adverb)
informal to concoct or invent (a story, alibi, etc)
to prepare (a meal), esp quickly
slang to prepare (a drug) for use by heating, as by dissolving heroin in a spoon
(in the Caribbean) a dish consisting of mixed meats, rice, shrimps, and sometimes vegetables
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Idioms and Phrases with cook up
Fabricate, concoct, as in She's always cooking up some excuse. [Colloquial; mid-1700s]
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