cook up

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v cook up make up something artificial or untrue
    • v cook up prepare or cook by mixing ingredients "concoct a strange mixture"
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Quotations

  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Some consultants are like the bottom half of a double boiler: They get all heated up but don't know what's cooking.”
  • Fawn M. Brodie
    Fawn M. Brodie
    “Housework is a breeze. Cooking is a pleasant diversion. Putting up a retaining wall is a lark. But teaching is like climbing a mountain.”

Usage

In literature:

Cook 1 large stalk of celery, also the root cut up in dice, in 1 pint of water, 1/2 hour or longer.
"Mary at the Farm and Book of Recipes Compiled during Her Visit among the "Pennsylvania Germans"" by Edith M. Thomas
Ma's sister, my aunt Ca'line was cook up at our Old Marster's big house.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves: Volume IV, Georgia Narratives, Part 1" by Work Projects Administration
She bring us 'nough cooked up grub to last us two or three days at er time.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves: Volume II, Arkansas Narratives, Part 2" by Work Projects Administration
They cook up and lose flavor.
"Every Step in Canning" by Grace Viall Gray
Let it cook until the rice and peas are tender, add the milk and boil the soup up before serving.
"The Allinson Vegetarian Cookery Book" by Thomas R. Allinson
Many cooks dish it up with a white paper frill pinned around the knuckle bone.
"The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887)" by Mrs. F.L. Gillette
If they heard of any neighbour who had caught a fish of the sort, they would go and beg them to give it up and not to cook it.
"Samoa, A Hundred Years Ago And Long Before" by George Turner
To make up for it, however, cooked slices of mushrooms are sometimes added.
"The Complete Book of Cheese" by Robert Carlton Brown
The night watchman took his last hourly observation at 7 A.M., and was free to turn in after waking the cook and making up the fire.
"The Worst Journey in the World, Volumes 1 and 2" by Apsley Cherry-Garrard
This cake with the variations upon it makes up page after page in the large cook-books.
"The Easiest Way in Housekeeping and Cooking" by Helen Campbell
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In poetry:

The ringer shouted drinks all round
And then, to top it up,
The babbling brook, the shearers cook,
Gave him a kelpie pup.
"The Swagless Swaggie" by Edward Harrington
Or else what rapture it would yield,
When cook sent up the salad,
To find within its depths concealed
A touching little ballad.
"Facility" by Robert W Service
He lived, it seemed, shut up alone
In a low hovel of his own;
There cooked his meals and made his bed,
Careless of all his neighbors said.
"Mr. What's-His-Name" by James Whitcomb Riley
Then up spoke the Cook of our gallant ship,
And he was a lubber brave:
"I have several wives in various ports,
And my life I'd orter save."
"A Sailor's Yarn" by James Jeffrey Roche
And hung you up stiff on a hook, Tom Noddy,
From a stone-cold pantry shelf,
Whence your eyes will glare in an empty stare,
Till you are cooked yourself!
"Tit for Tat" by Walter de la Mare
The fish was opened by the cook,
Who suddenly, with wondering look,
Runs up, and utters these glad sounds:
"Within the fish's maw, behold,
I've found, great lord, thy ring of gold!
Thy fortune truly knows no bounds!"
"The Ring Of Polycrates - A Ballad" by Friedrich von Schiller

In news:

This meal features lean, flat meat that cooks up fast (with a little prep) – and is easy to jazz up for the weekend.
With "Green Lantern" still a year away, the studio behind it hired three of the film's writers to cook up a treatment for both a sequel and a " Flash " feature film.
K of C cooks up new title for veteran fryer .
A husband and wife team from Saco has cooked up a successful business that includes catering and running a full restaurant.
Two-month-old Grub on Queen Anne is a stylishly informal, come-as-you-are neighborhood eatery cooking up high-quality comfort food for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.
Schools cooking up healthful lunch choices.
Lunch with the Mayor Cooks up Hearty Sales.
Chef Steven Herzog cooks up Oven Baked Prawns in the kitchen at Hilltop Restaurant & Catering on Wednesday June 20, 2012 in Laurel.
Hubby is busy in the basement cooking up a big batch of banana wine.
Colombe Jacobson of "The Next Food Network Star" will be on hand cooking up fun recipes, and " Hummus Sundaes" will be passed out.
Jamie cooks up nearly $250 million in book sales.
This week, Kim and Vicki are cooking up meals that will help you live better with inflammation .
Frank Harris Jr and Danny Busnardo cooking up the crabs for the hungry people during Cohansey RiverFest CrabFest on Saturday, August 25, 2012.
Du Jour cooks up fall flavors at the Cherry Street Farmers Market.
Everybody brings a dessert or side dish and the hostess cooks up the entree.
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In science:

This particular degeneracy is exact, but numerically one can cook up any number of near-degeneracies that scale H0 significantly while producing only slight, observationally negligible, changes in rings.
Beware the Non-uniqueness of Einstein Rings
As the above quantum example may appear “cooked up”, since the coding is based on a uniform radix N expansion, one might consider successive measurements of the location and the velocity of a single particle.
Randomness Relative to Cantor Expansions
One can cook up an elliptic curve family which presumably is a hybrid of the models described here: take a rank r family of type F4 and restrict to those curves having rank at least r + 2.
Modeling families of L-functions
We will propose a candidate for a condition of quantum screening off such that, if there exists a joint decoherence functional bD with the correct marginals, then a past can be cooked up, just as in the classical case, so that the resulting quantum measure eµ satisfies the proposed condition.
A Bell Inequality Analog in Quantum Measure Theory
That is the main conclusion of this contribution. I use, a cooked-up example designed to create drama, and a typical textbook example to show the pervasiveness of wrong priors in standard statistical practice.
Wrong Priors
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