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ID #4048

cock up

[cf. Vir., to relax by throwing up one's legs on a desk or chair; cf. OED cock to stick or turn up] v. phr. 1. to raise (a part of the body): 1966 So the kid laid off in the bed, cock his two feet up in the air (Crowley 100). She was cock up like so and the other child come buck up into her (Nassau). (Black)

2. [cf. Krio kak to jut out (Hancock p.c.)] to bend over with the buttocks raised: 1966 (Crowley 25). (Gen.)

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Last update: 2012-01-10 12:53
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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