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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 nice steak.

cook up something

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

to invent something using your imagination and sometimes dishonestly: I’d like to find out who cooked up this scheme.
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“cook up something” in American English

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