Definition of cook up
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 : 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
: in or into a higher position or level
: away from the center of the earth
: from beneath the ground or water to the surface
: risen above the horizon
: being out of bed
: 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
: one in a high or advantageous position
: an upward slope
: a period or state of prosperity or success
: 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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