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English verb: cook up

1. cook up (creation) prepare or cook by mixing ingredients

SamplesConcoct a strange mixture.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)cook, fix, make, prepare, ready

Domain categorycookery, cooking, preparation

2. cook up (creation) make up something artificial or untrue

Synonymsfabricate, invent, make up, manufacture

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)concoct, dream up, hatch, think of, think up

Narrower (hyponym)concoct, confabulate, mythologise, mythologize, spin, trump up, vamp, vamp up

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