cock up (something)

Definition of cock up (something)

British, informal

  1. :  to make mistakes in doing or making (something) Someone had cocked up the arrangements.

Word by Word Definitions

cockplay
  1. :  the adult male of the domestic chicken (Gallus gallus) :  rooster

    :  the male of birds other than the domestic chicken

    :  woodcock

  1. :  strut, swagger

    :  to turn, tip, or stick up

    :  to position the hammer (see 1hammer 2b(2)) of a firearm for firing

  1. :  tilt, slant

  1. :  a small pile (as of hay)

  1. :  to put (hay or something similar) into small piles

  1. :  in or into a higher position or level

    :  away from the center of the earth

    :  from beneath the ground or water to the surface

  1. :  risen above the horizon

    :  standing

    :  being out of bed

  1. : used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of

    :  up into or in the

    :  in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of

  1. :  one in a high or advantageous position

    :  an upward slope

    :  a period or state of prosperity or success

  1. :  to rise from a lying or sitting position

    :  to move upward :  ascend

    : used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated

somethingplay
  1. :  some indeterminate or unspecified thing

    :  a person or thing of consequence

    :  one having more or less the character, qualities, or nature of something different

  1. :  in some degree :  somewhat

    : used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective


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