English translation: to cock the gun / to have a gun cocked
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Explanation: Assuming it does mean putting a bullet (or shell) in the barrel, as Kseniya says, I think this is the way it would be put in formal language. In soldiers' slang, it would be "putting one up the spout".
Jack Doughty United Kingdom Local time: 08:34 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 212