- cock something up
- ˌcock sthˈup derivedSyn: ↑bungle
I really cocked that exam up!
She cocked up all the arrangements for the party.related noun ↑cock-upMain entry: ↑cockderived
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cock something up — Brit. informal spoil or ruin something. → cock … English new terms dictionary
cock (something) up — vb British to make a mess of, to mismanage disas trously. As in the noun cock up, the pre cise origin of the expression is uncertain. It is common in Britain and Australia, but n ot in the USA … Contemporary slang
cock up — verb raise The dog pricked up his ears • Syn: ↑prick up, ↑prick • Hypernyms: ↑rear, ↑erect • Verb Frames: Somebody s something … Useful english dictionary
cock — cock1 noun 1》 a male bird, especially of a domestic fowl. ↘used in names of birds, especially game birds, e.g. snowcock. ↘Brit. a male lobster, crab, or salmon. ↘Brit. informal a friendly form of address among men. 2》 vulgar slang a… … English new terms dictionary
cock up — PHRASAL VERB If you cock something up, you ruin it by doing something wrong. [BRIT, INFORMAL, RUDE] → See also cock up [V n P] Seems like I ve cocked it up, Egan said... [V P n (not pron)] They ve cocked up the address … English dictionary
cock a snook at — phrase to deliberately do something that insults someone or that shows a lack of respect for someone or something He was cocking a snook at politicians’ lifestyles. Thesaurus: to insult or offend someonesynonym Main entry: snook * * * cock a… … Useful english dictionary
Cock tease — (sometimes cock tease or cocktease) is derisive sexual slang used to describe a woman who acts in a sexual manner to seduce men without actually fulfilling the sexual actions. The term has been in use in Great Britain and the United States since… … Wikipedia
cock-a-hoop — [ˌkɔk ə ˈhu:p US ˌka:k ] adj [not before noun] BrE [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: set the cock on the hoop to celebrate (16 17 centuries)] pleased and excited about something, especially something you have done cock a hoop at/about/over ▪ Robert s… … Dictionary of contemporary English
cock-up — cock ups N COUNT If you make a cock up of something, you ruin it by doing something wrong. [BRIT, INFORMAL, RUDE] He was in danger of making a real cock up of this... This was just an administrative cock up … English dictionary
cock — ► NOUN 1) a male bird, especially of a domestic fowl. 2) vulgar slang a man s penis. 3) Brit. informal nonsense. 4) a firing lever in a gun which can be raised to be released by the trigger. 5) a stopcock. ► VERB 1) … English terms dictionary