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cook up something

phrasal verb with cook  us   /kʊk/ verb [I/T]
  • (PREPARE FOOD)

to cook ​food, esp. for ​others: I ​know this ​place where they cook up a ​nicesteak.

cook up something

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phrasal verb with cook  us   /kʊk/ verb [I/T]
  • (INVENT SOMETHING)

to ​invent something using ​yourimagination and sometimes dishonestly: I’d like to ​find out who cooked up this ​scheme.
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