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Noun: cockup  'kók,úp
Usage: Brit
  1. Something badly botched or muddled
    - mess-up [Brit]
Verb: cock up
  1. Raise
    "The dog cocked up his ears";
    - prick up, prick
  2. [Brit] Make a mess of, destroy or ruin
    "I cocked up the dinner and we had to eat out";
    - botch, bodge [Brit], bumble, fumble, botch up, muff, blow, flub [N. Amer], screw up, ball up, spoil, muck up, bungle, fluff, bobble [N. Amer], mishandle, louse up, foul up, mess up, butcher, goof up, balls up

Derived forms: cockups, cocking up, cocks up, cocked up

Type of: erect, error, fail, fault, go wrong, miscarry, mistake, rear