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English definition of “cock”

cock

verb [T] (PREPARE GUN)    /kɒk/ US  /kɑːk/
to push the necessary piece of a gun up into position so that it is ready to fire: He cocked his rifle and took aim.Guns cocked     /kɒkt/ US  /kɑːkt/ adjective Her hat was cocked at a jaunty angle.Slanting, sloping, leaning, tilting
(Definition of cock verb (PREPARE GUN) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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