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Synonyms for cook

Synonyms for cook

to prepare (food) for eating by the use of heat

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cook up: to use ingenuity in making, developing, or achieving

a person who prepares food for eating

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Total fraud leapt by 10% with almost a quarter of a million cases from dodgy insurance claims and cooking the books to raiding accounts, leaving the economy with a pounds 30 billion bill.
Fifteen people made sweet and savoury delights, including cakes, mince pies and cheesy biscuits, for the Cooking the Books contest, held at Keresley library in Bennetts Road.
Back in my day on the police force, when we would see something like that, we would call it cooking the books,'' Parks said.
Harvard public policy professor Anne Piehl, who reviewed the study before it was published, calls this instance of it cooking the books.
He promised, in a speech on Wall Street, that his administration would 'end the days of cooking the books, shading the truth and breaking the law'.
It has already emerged that one supplier was cooking the books and defrauded 4750,000 in the last three years.
MSPs yesterday accused Executive ministers of cooking the books to make their cost-cutting look tougher.
He has written the National bestseller titled Cooking the Books With Mike: Michael Campbell's Favourite 50 Recipes for Instant Financial Success.
THE former chairman of cable and fibre optic company Anicom has been charged with cooking the books in what watchdogs are calling "a massive financial fraud".
Bosses who needed to show profits for obscenely fat bonuses have conjured them out of thin air by cooking the books.