One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘I decided to cook a romantic dinner’
prepare, make, get, put together
informal fix, knock up, rustle up
2‘he was accused of cooking the books’
falsify, alter, doctor, tamper with, interfere with, massage, manipulate, rig, misrepresent
3‘hey there, Rob, what's cooking?’
happen, go on, occur, take place
North American go down
‘he'd already cooked up a little plan to entice Jessica to go with him’
concoct, devise, put together, create, contrive, fabricate, prepare, trump up, hatch, brew, plot, plan, scheme
invent, make up, think up, dream up
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