cook up

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cook up (third-person singular simple present cooks up, present participle cooking up, simple past and past participle cooked up)

  1. (idiomatic, figuratively) To manufacture; to fabricate; to falsify; to devise an elaborate lie.
    He really cooked up a good one this time, something about an airline disaster.
  2. (slang) To prepare a heroin dose by heating.
  3. (slang) To prepare a meal.
    Lemme cook up some eggs and bacon before you go.
  4. (slang) To manufacture a significant amount of illegal drugs (LSD, meth, etc.)