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concoct

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishconcoctcon‧coct /kənˈkɒkt $ -ˈkɑːkt/ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 INVENTto invent a clever story, excuse, or plan, especially in order to deceive someone 🔊 John concocted an elaborate excuse for being late.2 MAKEto make something, especially food or drink, by mixing different things, especially things that are not usually combined 🔊 Jean concocted a great meal from the leftovers.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
concoctMany thanks for concocting a circular for's Edinburgh week-end.Whenever I had a cold, my grandmother would concoct a remedy out of herbs, ginger, lemons and garlic.For the party, they had concocted a special cocktail containing, among other things, rum and vodka.Lawyers claim that she's a nut who's concocted a story of date rape.But Merseyside and Manchester both proved last week that it is possible to concoct high drama without substituting motivation for mutilation.Most of us were pie-eyed drunk from the boilermakers Doy had been concocting out of palm spirits and San Miguel.In medieval times, professional perfumers would concoct personal scents for their clients from six to eight special ingredients.Debbie started the business by concocting recipes in her kitchen.If visitors ask him how he concocted the maze, he tells them straight-faced that he relied upon GPSthe Global Positioning System.
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Verb table
concoct
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyconcoct
he, she, itconcocts
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyconcocted
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave concocted
he, she, ithas concocted
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad concocted
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill concoct
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have concocted
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam concocting
he, she, itis concocting
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you, we, theyare concocting
Past
I, he, she, itwas concocting
you, we, theywere concocting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been concocting
he, she, ithas been concocting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been concocting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be concocting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been concocting
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