cook up

phrasal verb
cooked up; cooking up; cooks up

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.

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“Cook up.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cook%20up. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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