NOTE: Compare to sense 2, this is a general sense and does not include the concoction of food, drink, or a substance. Syntax Is: NP1[agent] CONCOCT (UP) NP2[patient[abstract]] Includes: CONCOCT UP
He concocted the idea for Instant Ramen after WWII, hoping to
reduce the amount of poor nourishment for soldiers in the field.
They concocted up the tax scheme.
He said he was flabbergasted at the way police had concocted
charges against him
NOTE: Compare to sense 1, this sense only includes the concoction of food, drink, or a substance. Syntax Is: NP1[agent] CONCOCT NP2[concrete]
He concocted his favorite drink from cream soda and whiskey.
Paul Iams failed at making orange soda before he concocted dog
He concocted an acclaimed baby food formula and later developed a
popular brand of condensed milk.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2