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

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

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