2 verb
Related topics: Weapons
cock2 [transitive]
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.
2PMW 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

cock an ear/eye

to listen or look very carefully:
The little dog looked up and cocked its ears.

cock a snook at somebody/something

British English informal to show clearly that you do not respect someone or something:
He has always tried to cock a snook at authority.

cock something ↔ up

phrasal verb
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.

Dictionary results for "cock"
Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
What is the word for picture 1? What is the word for picture 2? What is the word for picture 3? What is the word for picture 4?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.