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English definition of “concoct”

concoct

verb [T] uk   /kənˈkɒkt/ us    /-ˈkɑːkt/
to make something, usually food, by adding several different parts together, often in a way that is original or not planned: He concocted the most amazing dish from all sorts of unlikely ingredients.Preparing foodPreparing food using heatMixing and mixturesVariety and mixturesConnecting and combiningGroups and collections of things to invent an excuse, explanation, or story in order to deceive someone: He concocted a story about working late at the office.Lies, lying and hypocrisyDishonest people
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