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Definition of concoct verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    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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