Meaning of “cook up something” in the English Dictionary

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"cook up something" in American English

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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

infml
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.

(Definition of “cook up something” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)