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cook the books

Definition of cook the books

informal

  1. :  to dishonestly change official records of how much money was spent and received <They cooked the books to drive up the company's stock prices.>



Word by Word Definitions

cookplay
  1. :  a person who prepares food for eating

    :  a technical or industrial process comparable to cooking food

    :  a substance so processed

  1. :  to prepare food for eating especially by means of heat

    :  to undergo the action of being cooked

    :  occur, happen

bookplay books
  1. :  a set of written sheets of skin or paper or tablets of wood or ivory

    :  a set of written, printed, or blank sheets bound together into a volume

    :  a long written or printed literary composition

  1. :  derived from books and not from practical experience

    :  shown by books of account

  1. :  to register (as a name) for some future activity or condition (as to engage transportation or reserve lodgings)

    :  to schedule engagements for

    :  to set aside time for


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