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cook sth up

informal
phrasal verb with cook uk   us   /kʊk/ verb
to ​invent a ​story, ​plan, etc., usually ​dishonestly: She ​cooked up some ​weirdscheme that was going to ​earn her a ​fortune. I had to ​cook up an ​excuse about my ​carbreaking down.
(Definition of cook sth up from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “cook sth up”
in Chinese (Simplified) 编造,捏造…
in Turkish uydurmak, sinsi sinsi hazırlamak, planlamak…
in Russian выдумывать, сочинять…
in Chinese (Traditional) 編造,捏造…
in Polish wykombinować coś…
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