If somebody unintentionally creates or invents something, they ... it?
I am wondering if there is a single verb (or possibly verb-with-preposition, see examples 2 and 3 below) which catches this meaning.
A little search and thinking bring up the following options:
- rustle up
- knock up (supposedly British, supposedly also having the meaning "to impregnate" which would make it a bad choice)
If you have a better one, please share, or please let me know which of the above might fit best.
Edit, Oct 4: As per request, here are two example sentences.
- Not being quite awake yet, Sondra poured some cocoa powder into her cup of tea. After she realized what she had done, she actually took a sip, thinking that maybe she had [XXX]ed a fancy new beverage. She had not.
- The proofreader, having no understanding of the contents of the paper, suggested different word orders for all sentences in the second paragraph. By doing this, he [XXX]ed the worst possible way of describing the machinery in question.