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cock

Pronunciation: /kɑːk; kɒk/

Translation of cock in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 5 uncountable/no numerable (nonsense) (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar], tonterías (feminine plural), pendejadas (feminine plural) (Latin America except Southern Cone/América Latina excepto Cono Sur) [vulgar], gilipolleces (feminine plural) (Spain/España) [colloquial/familiar], huevadas (feminine plural) (Andes) [vulgar]

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 2 2.1 (tilt) [head] ladear he cocked his hat se ladeó el sombrero 2.2 (raise) [ears] levantar, parar (Latin America/América Latina) the dog cocked its leg at each tree el perro levantaba la pata en cada árbol try and keep an ear cocked for the mailman [colloquial/familiar] estáte atento or pendiente por si viene el cartero

Phrasal verbs

cock up

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento (British English/inglés británico)
[slang/argot] fastidiar [colloquial/familiar], joder [vulgar] we cocked it up la fastidiamos [vulgar], la jodimos [vulgar]

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