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cook sth up

informal phrasal verb with cook
 
 
/kʊk/ verb
to invent a story, plan, etc, usually dishonestly: He arrived late and cooked up some excuse about the bus being late.Inventing, designing and innovationCreating and producing
Translations of “cook sth up”
in Chinese (Traditional) 編造,捏造…
in Russian выдумывать, сочинять…
in Turkish uydurmak, sinsi sinsi hazırlamak, planlamak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 编造,捏造…
in Polish wykombinować coś…
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