Definition of cook up in English:

cook up

Translate cook up into Spanish

phrasal verb

  • cook something up, cook up somethingDevise a clever or devious story, excuse, or plan.

    ‘I've had plenty of time to cook up an outlandish conspiracy theory’
    • ‘When, in fact, we're several people who cooked this idea up back in 1999, when we were drunk and wondering if all the computers were going to collapse because of Y2K.’
    • ‘Then he leaned close towards his faithful servants, and said in a soft voice, ‘You two really are cooking something up, and I can't wait to find out what it is.’’
    • ‘I don't have much faith in the plan, no… frankly, Himmler's mad in my book for cooking it up.’
    • ‘I have a hard time believing the leak was cooked up at a meeting - it seems more likely that a couple of top officials cooked it up in the men's room and acted rashly out of the belief that they would never be caught or held accountable.’
    • ‘I guess I should get back to it, and see if maybe I can accidentally cook something up that's good for this logo.’
    • ‘However, the eldest son decides the family ought to stay put, cooking up a plan to turn the ox and cart back homeward.’
    • ‘In the meantime, unbeknown to the French, the British and Germans were cooking up their own plan.’
    • ‘The company has been cooking up cunning plans to revitalise the business for the past 10 years; yet all it has delivered is relentless decline.’
    • ‘What plan is Franklin cooking up in that dark mind of his?’
    • ‘Worse still, there was this conspiracy theory that there was no plague at all and that the cases were cooked up by authorities who could be pressured to abandon the anti-plague measures by show of opposition.’
    concoct, devise, put together, create, contrive, fabricate, prepare, trump up, hatch, brew, plot, plan, scheme