cocker up

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Verb[edit]

cocker up

  1. To indulge (someone); to bolster, encourage (a person, feeling etc.).
    • 1983, Lawrence Durrell, Sebastian, Faber & Faber 2004 (Avignon Quintet), p. 1115:
      ‘I think,’ said the irritated Blanford, ‘that we are all behaving like a gaggle of maiden aunts and the result will simply cocker up the girl's ego – already too swollen, in my humble opinion!’