cobble together

phrasal verb [transitive]
Word forms "cobble together":
present tense I/you/we/they cobble together he/she/it cobbles together present participle cobbling together past tense cobbled together past participle cobbled together
to make something quickly and without a lot of care, using whatever is available

He cobbled together a meal from leftovers in the fridge.


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  • cobble — cob|ble1 [ˈkɔbəl US ˈka: ] v [T] old fashioned [Sense: 1; Date: 1400 1500; Origin: COBBLER2] [Sense: 2; Date: 1800 1900; Origin: COBBLE2] 1.) to repair or make shoes 2.) to put ↑cobblestones on a street cobble tog …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • cobble — I UK [ˈkɒb(ə)l] / US [ˈkɑb(ə)l] noun [countable] Word forms cobble : singular cobble plural cobbles a cobblestone II UK [ˈkɒb(ə)l] / US [ˈkɑb(ə)l] verb Word forms cobble : present tense I/you/we/they cobble he/she/it cobbles present participle… …   English dictionary

  • cobble up — verb put together hastily • Syn: ↑cobble together • Hypernyms: ↑compose, ↑compile • Verb Frames: Somebody s something …   Useful english dictionary

  • cobble — 1. noun A cobblestone. 2. verb a) To make shoes (what a cobbler does). b) To assemble (cobble together an improvised assembly) …   Wiktionary

  • cobble — [[t]kɒ̱b(ə)l[/t]] cobbles, cobbling, cobbled N COUNT: usu pl Cobbles are the same as cobblestones. They found Trish sitting on the cobbles of the stable yard. Phrasal Verbs: cobble together …   English dictionary

  • Cobble — Cob ble, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cobbled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Cobbling}.] [OF. cobler, copler, to join or knit together, couple, F. coupler, L. copulare to couple, join. Cf. {Couple}, n. & v. t.] 1. To make or mend coarsely; to patch; to botch; as, to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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