English translation of 'bocken'
Verb Table intransitive verb
[Zugtier etc] to refuse to move
[Pferd] to refuse
vor einer Hürde bocken to refuse a jump
2. (informal) (= trotzen) to act up (inf)
3. (slang) (= Spaß machen)
das bockt that’s the business (sl)
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Used Rarely. bocken is in the lower 50% of commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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'bocken' in Other Languages
British English: buck VERB
If a horse bucks, it kicks both of its back legs wildly into the air.
The stallion bucked as he fought against the reins holding him tightly in.
Translation of bocken from the Collins German to English
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