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cook something up (with someone)

Fig. to arrange or plan to do something with someone. (The something is usually the word something. See also cook something up.) I tried to cook something up with Karen for Tuesday. I want to cook up something with John. Let's see if we can cook something up.
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cook something up (with someone)

Fig. to arrange or plan to do something with someone. (The something is usually the word something. See also cook something up.) I tried to cook something up with Karen for Tuesday. I want to cook up something with John. Let's see if we can cook something up.
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cook up something

also cook something up
to invent something to produce a result you want Freddy cooked up a great story so that Jane wouldn't know she was on her way to a surprise party for her birthday.
Usage notes: often cook up means to invent something that is dishonest or illegal: I'd like to find out who cooked this scheme up.
Etymology: based on the idea of cooking food to make a meal
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cook up

Fabricate, concoct, as in She's always cooking up some excuse. [Colloquial; mid-1700s]
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cook up

v.
1. To prepare some food: We cooked up a pizza for dinner. I cooked hamburgers up on the grill.
2. Slang To fabricate or concoct something; make up something: Don't cook up an excuse just because you're late. The suspect cooked up an alibi at the last minute.
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