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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb cock:
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Definition of the noun cock
What does cock mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: cocks
- obscene terms for penis
- faucet consisting of a rotating device for regulating flow of a liquid
- the part of a gunlock that strikes the percussion cap when the trigger is pulled
- adult male chicken
- adult male bird
Alternative definition of the noun cock
- A male bird, especially a domestic fowl.
- synonym: cockbird
- Male chicken or other gallinaceous bird.
- synonym: rooster
- A valve or tap for controlling flow in plumbing.
- synonym: stopcock
- The hammer of a firearm trigger mechanism.
- [slang, vulgar] The penis.
- [curling] The circle at the end of the rink.
- The state of being cocked; an upward turn, tilt or angle.
- [British, pejorative, slang] A stupid person.
- [informal, British, Tasmania] An informal term of address.
- A boastful tilt of one's head or hat
- [informal] shuttlecock
- A small pile
- Short for cock-boat, a type of small boat.
Definition of the verb cock
What does cock mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: cocked | cocking | cocks
- tilt or slant to one side
- example: cock one's head
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Agent - being] [Verb] [Patient] Jennifer craned her neck [Agent - being] [Verb] [Patient] at [Cause] Jennifer rolled her eyes at his behavior [Agent - being] [Verb] [Patient] at / to / towards / for [Recipient] Jennifer wagged her finger at the naughty child
Verbs Involving the Body (with the same syntax): arch, bare, bat, beat, blow, clench, click, close, crane, crook, cross, drum, flap, flash, flex, flick, flutter, fold, gnash, grind, hang, hunch, kick, knit, open, pucker, purse, raise, roll, rub, shake, show, shuffle, smack, snap, stamp, stretch, toss, turn, twiddle, twitch, wag, waggle, wiggle, wring, wrinkle.
- lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
- more generic terms: cant / cant over / pitch / slant / tilt = heel over
- set the trigger of a firearm back for firing
- to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others
Alternative definition of the verb cock
- [transitive] To lift the cock of a firearm; to prepare (a gun) to be fired.
- [intransitive] To be prepared to be triggered.
- [transitive] To erect, notably lift or tilt (headwear) boastfully
- [British, transitive, slang] To copulate with.
- [transitive] To turn or twist something upwards or to one side.
- [transitive] To form into piles.
Specialised definition of the verb cock
Glossary of sports / golf
to bend the wrists during the backswing, in preparation for bringing the club forward
Other definitions of cock
What does cock also mean?
- [slang, childish] Expression of annoyance.
Cock is a drinking establishment.
- also known as The Cock Tavern, Cock Tavern
- part of United Kingdom
There are other foods with Cock in their name, like Cock-a-leekie soup.
"Cock" is a play by Mike Bartlett.
"Cock" is an artwork by Xu Beihong.
- Cock is a fictional character from the 1973 film On the Trail of the Bremen Town Musicians.
- Cock is a fictional film character.
- Cock is a 2012 theater production of the play by Mike Bartlett.
- award: - Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play nomination for Mike Bartlett
- Cock is a 2009 theater production of the play by Mike Bartlett.
- some of the awards:
- GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding New York Theater: Broadway and Off-Broadway nomination for Mike Bartlett
- some of the awards:
Phrases with Cock
Phrases starting with the word Cock:
- cock up
- Cock Pump
- Cock ring
- Cock Sock
- Cock Juice
- Cock tease
- Cock Cheese
- Cock Shrimp
Phrases ending with the word Cock:
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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Cock
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by Dr. Jim Solum
The arm cock is the result of an angled body with the torso and right hip rotating to the right and the right leg extending back. It is a torso shot and not an arm shot. When the right arm is straight above the shoulder (without torso rotation) the arm ...
The Law Times Reports (1883)
Containing All the Cases Argued and Determined in the House of Lords
A cock is an animal within that section.
A cock is a domestic animal ; it is reduced into possession, and is fed by man.
Literal Madness (1989)
Three Novels by Kathy Acker
Cock is the action that makes you go mad. The nuns hit him with a stick. Then they drag him into a hut.
The Monthly Review (1796)
cock is a solid piece of metal made circularly, and in the back part of it are cut the notches (or bents) for the full and half cock. The cock, when discharged, strikes on the solid piece of metal projecting inwards, at right angles, from the outside ...
The Universal Cook (1792)
And City and Country Housekeeper by Francis Collingwood, John Woollams
Six hens to a cock is the usual proportion; and, in order to make make them familiar, feed them always at one place, and The MAN AG E MENT OF PO U LTRY.
B & Me (2015)
A True Story of Literary Arousal by J.C. Hallman
and the part of 2666 in which two men in Dracula's castle masturbate to the peephole view of the coupling of Baroness Von Zumpe and General Entrescu, whose foot-long cock is the pride of the Romanian army.
by F a Raffa
The cock is the greed always needy for material wealth and possession which creates Hate, Jealousy and anger, This is represented by the snake. In turn this creates ignorance and delusion which brings the cycle bad to the Bora or Pig.
London Encyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature and Practical Mechanics (1829)
Comprising a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge
|Dunghill cock and hen Europe . Delicate. 5 || colchicus . Common pheasant Idem. 3-3 |Numida meleagris : Guinea hen . - Idem. * |Tatrao urogallus . Mountain cock . . . — |Disagreeable. P tetrix . Black cock - — scoticus .
The Engineer's and Mechanic's Encyclopaedia Comprehending Practical Illustrations of the Machinery and Processes Employed in Every Description of Manufacture of the British Empire by Luke Hebert (1837)
a, air: upon turning the cock to draw off, the air enters the smaller passage, and passing along the bent tube b enters the vet above the surface of the liquor through the metal plug or ferrule d. Fig. 2 is a section of a barrel showing another ...
The Engineer's and Mechanic's Encyclopaedia, Comprehending Practical Illustrations of the Machinery and Processes Employed in Every Description of Manufacture of the British Empire ... (1836)
by Luke Hebert
The steam is admitted into the cylinder by a four-way cock, which differs from that generally used, by its being considerably more tapered, which effectually prevents it from jamming by unequal expansion or contraction, — an evil to which the ...
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Chicken encountered in Hasenheide
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And it crowed as well
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Cock rice flour for sale in Thai Smile supermarket
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- Cuban Cock
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Another word for rooster is cock ... of course.
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- Graffiti Cock
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- Cock Goblet
Apparently you can take off his head and drink out of it
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- Mexican cock
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- Cock or Rooster
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- Cock Fish Sauce
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Video about Cock
Cock a Doodle Doo 3 D popular English language nursery rhyme
The first two lines were used in a murder pamphlet in England, 1606, which seems to suggest that children sang those lines, or very similar ones, to mock the ...
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Quotes about Cock
As the old Cock craws, the young Cock lears.
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Scrabble value of C3O1C3K5
The value of this 4-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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