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cock

noun uk   /kɒk/ us    /kɑːk/

cock noun (BIRD)

[C] ( US also rooster) an adult male chicken: The cock started to crow. [C] used with the name of a bird to refer to the adult male of that type: a cock robin a cock pheasant

cock noun (PENIS)

[C] offensive a penis

cock noun (FORM OF ADDRESS)

UK old-fashioned informal ( also cocker ) a friendly form of address, used especially by a man talking to another man: Wotcher, cock! How's things?

cock

verb uk   /kɒk/ us    /kɑːk/

cock verb (TURN)

[T] to move a part of your body upwards or in a particular direction: He cocked his head on one side with a slight frown. The dog cocked its leg (= urinated) against a tree. to cock an ear/eyebrow

cock verb (PREPARE GUN)

[T] 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.
cocked
adjective uk   /kɒkt/ us    /kɑːkt/
Her hat was cocked at a jaunty angle.
Phrasal verbs
Translations of “cock”
in Korean 수탉…
in Arabic ديك…
in French coq, robinet, queue…
in Turkish yetişkin horoz…
in Italian gallo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鳥, 公雞,雄雞, (與鳥名合用)雄鳥,雄禽…
in Russian петух…
in Polish kogut…
in Spanish gallo, macho, grifo…
in Portuguese galo…
in German der Hahn, der Schwanz…
in Catalan gall…
in Japanese おんどり…
in Chinese (Simplified) 鸟, 公鸡,雄鸡, (与鸟名合用)雄鸟,雄禽…
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