chock

noun
\ ˈchäk How to pronounce chock (audio) \

Definition of chock

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1 : a wedge or block for steadying a body (such as a cask) and holding it motionless, for filling in an unwanted space, or for blocking the movement of a wheel
2 : a heavy metal casting (as on the bow or stern of a ship) with two short horn-shaped arms curving inward between which ropes or hawsers may pass for mooring or towing

chock

adverb

Definition of chock (Entry 2 of 3)

: as close or as completely as possible

chock

verb
chocked; chocking; chocks

Definition of chock (Entry 3 of 3)

transitive verb

: to stop or make fast with or as if with chocks

Examples of chock in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun From a beloved Superstore alum to various stars from The Office, Barry, and Archer, this series is chock-full of some real comedic talent. Kelly Schremph, refinery29.com, 8 July 2021 Pride Month, and the Cincinnati area is chock-full of celebrations all month long. Luann Gibbs, The Enquirer, 4 June 2021 HBO Max's Gossip Girl is chock-full of gossip, gowns, and garish displays of wealth. Christopher Ros, Glamour, 7 July 2021 Pride Month, and the Cincinnati area is chock-full of celebrations all month long. Luann Gibbs, The Enquirer, 4 June 2021 The Advent calendars from this brand, chock full of skin-coddling moisturizers, cleansers, serums and more, are fan favorites year after year. Christina Vercelletto, CNN Underscored, 10 Nov. 2020 This is a country chock-full of picturesque lakes, from the northeastern shores of Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire and Rangeley Lake in Maine, all the way to the southern California shores of Big Bear Lake. Maya Kachroo-levine, Travel + Leisure, 18 June 2021 Pride Month, and the Cincinnati area is chock-full of celebrations all month long. Luann Gibbs, The Enquirer, 4 June 2021 Pride Month, and the Cincinnati area is chock-full of celebrations all month long. Luann Gibbs, The Enquirer, 4 June 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb Tucked away on the edge of the Oak Lawn neighborhood, the Old Parkland campus is chock full of tenants paying the highest rents in town. Steve Brown, Dallas News, 12 July 2021 And while the third row is the headline, the Grand Cherokee L’s story is chock full of brand new features and technologies debuting in 2021. Karl Brauer, Forbes, 17 June 2021 As has been the case in years past, the show will be chock full of performances from top country stars. oregonlive, 9 June 2021 The Forbes 400 list of the wealthiest Americans is chock full of former varsity athletes. Greg Dumas, National Review, 25 Apr. 2021 In theory, that’s no problem: the vacation rental site is chock full of incredible homes, from modernist Los Angeles mansions, to Joshua Tree abodes , to sleek upstate New York cabins. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 6 Apr. 2021 True to its name, the Halls of the Ancients was chock full of old stuff — or stuff that looked old, anyway. Washington Post, 3 Apr. 2021 Korean local newspapers, radio and television stations, and whole plazas chock-full of Korean travel agencies, hair salons, and bakeries, so that halmonis can go entire weeks without ever speaking English. Jennifer Hope Choi, Star Tribune, 23 Mar. 2021 Spector's publishing catalog is chock full of iconic songs whose royalty flow is amplified by the thousands of cover versions of those tracks over the years. Ed Christman, Billboard, 22 Jan. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Print quality is solid thanks to a 5-ink system with two levels of black that delivers rich shadows and dark tones chock full of detail. Dave Johnson, Forbes, 14 June 2021 Print quality is solid thanks to a 5-ink system with two levels of black that delivers rich shadows and dark tones chock full of detail. Dave Johnson, Forbes, 14 June 2021 Print quality is solid thanks to a 5-ink system with two levels of black that delivers rich shadows and dark tones chock full of detail. Dave Johnson, Forbes, 14 June 2021 Print quality is solid thanks to a 5-ink system with two levels of black that delivers rich shadows and dark tones chock full of detail. Dave Johnson, Forbes, 14 June 2021 The Grammys, Oscars, and Emmys should be chock-a-block with tributes to him. Kyle Smith, National Review, 7 Apr. 2021 Print quality is solid thanks to a 5-ink system with two levels of black that delivers rich shadows and dark tones chock full of detail. Dave Johnson, Forbes, 5 Mar. 2021 Ballyglass House and environs turn out to be chock-a-block with likely suspects, all as fully realized as Miss Scarlet and Professor Plum. Washington Post, 8 Oct. 2020 Fear not, just stick with USA TODAY and you'll be chock full of legit info to digest and share with the world. USA TODAY, 25 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of chock

Noun

1665, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Adverb

1798, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1726, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chock

Noun

origin unknown

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“Chock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chock. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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