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conjure sth up

phrasal verb with conjure uk   /ˈkʌn.dʒər/  us   /-dʒɚ/ verb [I or T]


to make a ​picture or ​ideaappear in someone's ​mind: The ​glitteringceremonyconjured up ​images of Russia's ​imperial past. For some ​people, the word "​England" may still ​conjure up ​images of ​prettygardens and ​teaparties.


to make something good, ​especiallyfood, ​quickly and in a ​skilful way : How am I ​expected to ​conjure up a ​meal for six of his ​friends with ​almost nothing in the ​fridge?
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