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cook something ↔ up

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcook something ↔ up phrasal verb1 DFCCOOKto prepare food, especially quickly Every night he cooked up a big casserole.2 informalINVENT to invent an excuse, reason, plan etc, especially one that is slightly dishonest or unlikely to work the plan that Graham and Dempster had cooked up cook→ See Verb table
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cook upHe hadn't eaten all day, so he opened one of them and cooked it up.Idly I wondered why he insisted on them being cooked sunny side up.Instead, Miss Arabel wrote, in her neat, tidy script, and Mr Surtees Cook.The cooks were up at 0500 hours, preparing the usual early breakfast for men condemned to hard work.Yes, of course he did, probably thought she and Donal had cooked it up between them.The cook stood up on the forward side, so that the shed protected him when there was a favourable wind.The kitchen with a small staff cooked or warmed up the men's food free of charge.We then add a blend of other unusual rices to it and cook them up together.
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Verb table
cook
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycook
he, she, itcooks
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycooked
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave cooked
he, she, ithas cooked
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad cooked
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill cook
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have cooked
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam cooking
he, she, itis cooking
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you, we, theyare cooking
Past
I, he, she, itwas cooking
you, we, theywere cooking
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been cooking
he, she, ithas been cooking
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been cooking
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be cooking
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been cooking
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