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Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Verb Phrase 148. The verb phrase today is to ' cook up. " Okay.
Let's take a look at the note here. All right. Now remember when we normally
say cook that means that you have to apply heat to some food. If you don't
apply heat to some food ... like if you just make a sandwich that that's prepare.
That's not cook. Now cook up what's the difference between cook up and cook ? It is
usually cook up means you you're going to try to do it fast or or not take too
long. So let's take a look at the the note here. This is the first ... the
first meaning. If someone cooks up some food, he prepares it by cooking or you
know, by heating it especially something that may not take too long. Then we say
you got to cook something up. Number two. To fabricate or completely make
something up. So this is the definition students might be less
familiar with. This is usually used in a negative way. Yeah. Like you just made
something completely false up. All right. So let's look at the first example. This
is again the one that does has to do with food. If you give me a few minutes, I
could cook you up some noodles. Or I can cook up some noodles for you.
It basically means that you know, again it won't take that long. Just wait I can do
it very fast. Okay. Or number two here. Now the rest two , three, and four have to do
with making something up, Number two. They cooked up a completely false story
in order to frame him. Yeah. Maybe they made some fake evidence and they were
trying to you know, frame him to make him look guilty of something. So they cooked
it up. Okay. Let's look at number three here.
That suspect cooked up an alibi. Well an alibi it's kind of a story that you give
the police that can prove that you didn't do the crime , especially if you could
prove you were somewhere else when the crime happened. That would be a good
alibi So that suspect cooked up an alibi. So he
can pretend he was innocent. I don't know maybe had a friend or a
girlfriend and maybe he asked the girlfriend to vouch for him. To say you
know, he was with her at the time of the crime, so that he can have an alibi,
something like that. And number four here. What kind of excuse
are you planning on cooking up ? Yeah so I guess in this case the person knows that
they can't tell the truth. They might they have to come up with an excuse. So
they have to cook up an excuse. Okay. Anyway, I hope you got it. I hope it was
clear. Thank you for your time. Bye-bye.
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English Tutor Nick P Verb Phrase (148) Cook Up

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anitawu12 published on August 5, 2019
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