To alter or adjust accounting or other records ("books"), evidence, statements, etc., usually fraudulently or unethically, in such a way as to make them take on a different meaning or appearance.
"That company is actually bankrupt, but they are going to cook the books to make it appear solvent."
"Joe's experiments all failed, but he cooked the records and now everyone thinks he's a genius."
Prices shown in USD.
Type your email address below to get our free Urban Word of the Day every morning!
Emails are sent from firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll never spam you.