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sock

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noun \ˈsäk\

Definition of sock

plural socks

  1. 1 archaic :  a low shoe or slipper

  2. 2 also plural sox play \ˈsäks\ :  a knitted or woven covering for the foot usually worn under shoes and extending above the ankle and sometimes to the knee

  3. 3a :  a shoe worn by actors in Greek and Roman comedyb :  comic drama

sockless adjective


Origin of sock

Middle English socke, from Old English socc, from Latin soccus


First Known Use: before 12th century


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sock

verb

Simple Definition of sock

  • : to hit (someone or something) hard

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of sock

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to hit, strike, or apply forcefully <sock a home run> <an area socked by a blizzard>

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to deliver a blow :  hit

sock it to

slang

  1. :  to subject to or as if to a vigorous assault <they may let you off the first time…but the second time they'll sock it to you — James Jones>

Examples of sock in a sentence

  1. <kept socking the punching bag until he was exhausted>



Origin of sock

origin unknown


First Known Use: circa 1700


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sock

noun

Definition of sock

  1. :  a vigorous or violent blow; also :  3punch 3



Circa 1700

First Known Use of sock

circa 1700



SOCK Defined for Kids

1

sock

play
noun \ˈsäk\

Definition of sock for Students

plural socks \ˈsäks\

  1. :  a knitted or woven covering for the foot usually reaching past the ankle and sometimes to the knee




2

sock

play
verb

Definition of sock for Students

sockedsocking

  1. :  1hit 1, punch




3

sock

play
noun

Definition of sock for Students

  1. :  3punch





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