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concoct, construct, contrive, cook (up), devise, drum up, fabricate, invent, make up, manufacture, think (up), trump up, vamp (up)
circa 1530, in the meaning defined above
Latin excogitatus, past participle of excogitare, from ex- + cogitare to cogitate
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to deposit or conceal in a hiding place
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