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What does "up" mean in "Yes,I like Chinese food.Cook me some up if you want to."Can we just say it like this"Cook me some if you want to"?Thank you very much.
Here it doesn't mean much. 'Up' is often added to verbs, sometimes to suggest some sort of completion, but here it's not really doing much. It might sound a little friendlier and less like an order, though 'if you want' does that too.