an upward turn or curl at the top of something.
a cap or hat with the front turned up.
British Slang. mess; botch.
Origin of cockup
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British slang something done badly
verb cock up (tr, adverb)
(of an animal) to raise (its ears), esp in an alert manner
British slang to botch
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