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

Translation of cock in French:

noun

  • 4 (British English) [slang] (nonsense)
    foutaises (fpl) [slang]
    âneries (fpl)
    that's a load of old cock
  • 5 (British English) [dialect] [slang] (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

to go off at half cock

[informal]
(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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