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cook up

Definition of cook up

  1. 1 :  to prepare (food) for eating especially quickly <I can cook up some hamburgers.> <He cooked this whole meal up in less than 30 minutes.>

  2. 2 :  to invent (something, such as an idea, excuse, etc.) to deal with a particular situation <They cooked up a scheme to fool their neighbor.> <You'll have to cook an excuse up quickly.>



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

  1. :  in or into a higher position or level

    :  away from the center of the earth

    :  from beneath the ground or water to the surface

  1. :  risen above the horizon

    :  standing

    :  being out of bed

  1. : used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of

    :  up into or in the

    :  in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of

  1. :  one in a high or advantageous position

    :  an upward slope

    :  a period or state of prosperity or success

  1. :  to rise from a lying or sitting position

    :  to move upward :  ascend

    : used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated


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