Definition of concoct verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    concoct

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//kənˈkɑkt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they concoct
     
    he / she / it concocts
     
    past simple concocted
     
    -ing form concocting
     
     
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  1. 1concoct something to make something, especially food or a drink, by mixing different things The soup was concocted from up to a dozen different kinds of fish.
  2. 2concoct something to invent a story, an excuse, etc. synonym cook up synonym make up She concocted some elaborate story to explain her absence.
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