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Definitions

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  • v. To manipulate accounting information, especially illegally.
  • v. To falsify an account of an event.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. make fallacious entries in or otherwise manipulate a financial record book for fraudulent purposes.

Etymologies

From the mid-17th century. A metaphor for cooking, whereby ingredients are changed, altered and improved by the process. Thus financial statements can also be so modified to the benefit of the "cook". (Wiktionary)

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