cook up

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To manufacture; to falsify; to devise an elaborate lie.
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He really cooked up a good one this time, something about an airline disaster.

Submitted on October 16, 2012

Modified by acronimous on July 09, 2020

Additional definitions for 'cook up':

cook upTo prepare a heroin dose by heating.
cook upTo prepare a meal.
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