cock

cock1 [kɔk US ka:k] n
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1¦(chicken)¦
2¦(male bird)¦
3¦(sex organ)¦
4 cock and bull story
5¦(object that controls flow)¦
6¦(man)¦
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[: Old English; Origin: cocc 'male chicken']
1.) ¦(CHICKEN)¦
an adult male chicken
British Equivalent: rooster
→↑hen
A cock crowed in the distance.
2.) ¦(MALE BIRD)¦
especially BrE an adult male bird of any kind
A cock pheasant rose from the hill in front of me.
3.) ¦(SEX ORGAN)¦
informal not polite a ↑penis
4.) cock and bull story
BrE a story or excuse that is silly and unlikely but is told as if it were true
a cock and bull story about the dog eating her homework
5.) ¦(OBJECT THAT CONTROLS FLOW)¦
something that controls the flow of liquid or gas out of a pipe or container
= ↑tap
→↑ballcock, stopcock
6.) ¦(MAN)¦
BrE old-fashioned used by some people when talking to a man they know well
cock 2
cock2 v [T]
1.) to lift a part of your body, or hold a part of your body at an angle
She cocked her head and considered the offer.
He cocked a quizzical eyebrow at her.
2.) to pull back the ↑hammer of a gun so that it is ready to be fired
3.) to move your hat so that it is at an angle
4.) cock an ear/eye
to listen or look very carefully
The little dog looked up and cocked its ears.
5.) cock a snook at sb/sth
BrE informal to show clearly that you do not respect someone or something
He has always tried to cock a snook at authority.
cock up [cock sth<=>up] phr v
to spoil something by making a stupid mistake or doing it badly
His secretary cocked up his travelling schedule and he's furious about it.
→↑cock-up

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • Cock — (k[o^]k), n. [AS. coc; of unknown origin, perh. in imitation of the cry of the cock. Cf. {Chicken}.] 1. The male of birds, particularly of gallinaceous or domestic fowls. [1913 Webster] 2. A vane in the shape of a cock; a weathercock. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cock E.S.P. — Cock E.S.P. is a US American band based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The group draws on the most extreme, subversive and absurdist elements of both popular and experimental Twentieth century music and performance art, creating abstract high energy… …   Wikipedia

  • Cock — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: André de Cock (1880–1964), belgischer Philatelist Edward Cock (1805–1892), britischer Chirurg Hendrik de Cock (1801–1842), reformierter Theologe Hieronymus Cock (1510–1570), niederländischer Verleger Jan… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Cock — Cock, n. [It. cocca notch of an arrow.] 1. The notch of an arrow or crossbow. [1913 Webster] 2. The hammer in the lock of a firearm. [1913 Webster] {At cock}, {At full cock}, with the hammer raised and ready to fire; said of firearms, also,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cock´i|ly — cock|y1 «KOK ee», adjective, cock|i|er, cock|i|est. Informal. saucy and conceited; cocksure; arrogant: »That bully is a cocky little fellow. SYNONYM( …   Useful english dictionary

  • cock|y — cock|y1 «KOK ee», adjective, cock|i|er, cock|i|est. Informal. saucy and conceited; cocksure; arrogant: »That bully is a cocky little fellow. SYNONYM( …   Useful 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

  • Cock — (k[o^]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cocked} (k[o^]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Cocking}.] [Cf. Gael. coc to cock.] 1. To set erect; to turn up. [1913 Webster] Our Lightfoot barks, and cocks his ears. Gay. [1913 Webster] Dick would cock his nose in scorn.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cock — Cock, n. [Of. coque, F. coche, a small vessel, L. concha muscle shell, a vessel. See {Coach}, and cf. {Cog} a small boat.] A small boat. [1913 Webster] Yond tall anchoring bark [appears] Diminished to her cock; her cock, a buoy Almost too small… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cock — Cock, n. The act of cocking; also, the turn so given; as, a cock of the eyes; to give a hat a saucy cock. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cock-up — n BrE spoken informal something that has been spoiled by someone s stupid mistake or by being done badly ▪ He s made a monumental cock up of his first assignment. cock up over ▪ There s been a cock up over the tickets for the football on Saturday …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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