Definition of concoct
concoctionplay \kən-ˈkäk-shən, kän-\ noun
concoctiveplay \kən-ˈkäk-tiv, kän-\ adjective
Examples of concoct in a Sentence
The drink was first concocted by a bartender in New York.
She concocted a stew from the leftovers.
Recent Examples of concoct from the Web
Then Volquez somehow concocted one of those things that was simply too good to be true, the sort of tale that would have been rejected by Hollywood for being too preposterous.
Maru is played by Spanish actress Elena Anaya, who spends the film concocting deadlier and deadlier gasses for Ludendorff (Danny Houston).
The Cavs' secret sauce is concocted behind the scenes.
The addition of Kevin Durant feels like one of those twists concocted by nervous producers desperate for a big opening weekend.
In 1955, President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Senate Democratic Leader Lyndon Johnson have just suffered heart attacks when Joseph Patrick Kennedy concocts a plan.
People denying science, concocting elaborate, hurtful conspiracies theories about child abuse rings operating out of pizza parlors. Drumming up rampant fear about undocumented immigrants, Muslims, minorities, the poor.
The original incarnation was mostly a cover band that had concocted a Spinal Tap-esque back story and saw Jericho adopt the front man persona of Mongoose McQueen.
For all the volunteers know, the trim, soft-spoken neuroscientist is hard at work concocting analgesic skin creams and methods for enhancing athletic performance.
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Origin and Etymology of concoct
Latin concoctus, past participle of concoquere to cook together, from com- + coquere to cook — more at cook
First Known Use: 1594
CONCOCT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of concoct for English Language Learners
: to make (a food or drink) by mixing different things together
: to invent or develop (a plan, story, etc.) especially in order to trick or deceive someone
CONCOCT Defined for Kids
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