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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 weird scheme that was going to earn her a fortune. I had to cook up an excuse about my car breaking down.
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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