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cock
British English: /kɒk/
American English: /kɑk/

Translation of cock in French:

noun

  • 4
    [slang]
    (British English) (nonsense)
    foutaises (slang) fpl
    âneries fpl
    that's a load of old cock
    c'est de la foutaise (slang)
  • 5
    [slang]
    (British English) [dialect] (term of address) well, old cock?
    alors mon vieux (informal)?
  • 6 (of hay, straw)
    meulon (m)
  • 8 (of gun)
    chien (m) de fusil
    at full/half cock
    (pistol, gun)
    armé/au cran de repos

transitive verb

  • 1 (raise) to cock an eyebrow
    hausser les sourcils
    the dog cocked its leg
    le chien a levé la patte
    to cock an ear to keep an ear cocked he cocked an eye at the clock
    il a jeté un coup d'œil à l'horloge
  • 2 (tilt)
    pencher (head)
    mettre [quelque chose] sur le côté (hat)

Idioms

to be cock of the walk

[pejorative]
être le roi de la basse-cour

[informal]
to go off at half cock

(be hasty) être impulsif/-ive
(be disappointing) partir en eau de boudin

to live like fighting cocks

vivre comme des coqs en pâte

Phrasal verbs

cock up

(slang) (British English)
1 cock up
cafouiller (informal)
2 cock [something] up, cock up [something]
faire foirer (slang) (plan, schedule, assignment)
to cock things up
tout faire foirer (slang)

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