cock sth up Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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cock sth up

UK slang
phrasal verb with cock uk   /kɒk/  us   /kɑːk/ verb
to do something ​wrong or ​badly: David ​cocked up the ​arrangements and we ​ended up ​missing the ​reception. "How did the ​exam go?" "Terrible - I ​panicked and really ​cocked it up."
(Definition of cock sth up from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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