chock

1 of 3

noun

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

2 of 3

adverb

: as close or as completely as possible

chock

3 of 3

verb

chocked; chocking; chocks

transitive verb

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
As usual, Nordstrom’s sale section is chock-full of discounts across categories, from denim to sleepwear and everything in between. Glamour, 29 Nov. 2022 Indulge your skin in The Regenerative Serum, which is chock-full of growth factors that boost cell turnover and proteins responsible for increasing elasticity, collagen, etc. Sarah Han, Allure, 28 Nov. 2022 From cozy hoodies to radiance-boosting serums to puffy platform slides, this list is chock-full of a variety of finds that are sure to please. Alex Warner, Peoplemag, 26 Nov. 2022 The latest season of The Crown is chock-full of iconic Princess Diana fashion moments. Sophie Dweck, Town & Country, 26 Nov. 2022 The orange-fleshed varieties, in particular, come chock-full of iron, zinc, and beta-carotene, a precursor to vitamin A; the purples are rich in cancer-fighting anthocyanins. Katherine J. Wu, The Atlantic, 23 Nov. 2022 Making things worse is that the U.S. is coming to a weaker economy chock-full of stuff for sale. James Mackintosh, WSJ, 13 Nov. 2022 The newest version of the Apple Watch is not only dust- and water-resistant, but also chock-full of cool features: from temperature sensors that track blood oxygen levels and ECG, to crash and fall detection for unforeseen emergencies. Tiffany Dodson, Harper's BAZAAR, 10 Nov. 2022 The Italian top-flight is chock-full of regression candidates, but Roma stands in a league of its own. Nick Hennion, Chicago Tribune, 25 Oct. 2022
Adverb
Sure, Google and Facebook are chock full of ads, too. Geoffrey A. Fowler, Washington Post, 23 Nov. 2022 This book is chock full of science, but no page is too overwhelming. Emily Barone, Time, 12 Oct. 2022 But this year, Amazon is trying out a brand new sale that promises to be chock full of great deals. Brittany Vanderbill, EW.com, 7 Oct. 2022 This care package is chock full of classic treats to satisfy their sweet and salty cravings. Karla Pope, Woman's Day, 6 Oct. 2022 Their first matchup against LAFC was against entirely different personnel, and with Gareth Bale now added to the attacking mix alongside a healthy Carlos Vela, this LAFC team is chock full of highly dangerous goal scorers. oregonlive, 1 Oct. 2022 In short, the book is chock full of even more serious answers to seemingly silly questions. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 13 Sep. 2022 The Good Book is chock full of wise words that can help ease anxiety—including Bible verses about healing, Bible verses about hope, and Bible verses about strength. Julia Ludlam, Country Living, 25 Aug. 2022 Auden was temperamentally no sharp-eyed observer of nature—no Marianne Moore or Elizabeth Bishop—and the landscapes his imagination traversed were often stockyards chock-full of totems and talismans, the enchantment-laden emblems of dreams. Brad Leithauser, WSJ, 12 Aug. 2022
Verb
Stories chock full of ghosts, goblins, demons, vampires, and the remaining cadre of beings that go bump in the night? Josh Weiss, Forbes, 4 Oct. 2022 That was on display with a raft of promotions that make all four of their full-season affiliates chock full of prospect talent. Jon Meoli, baltimoresun.com, 17 Aug. 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 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 See More

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Word History

Etymology

Noun

origin unknown

First Known Use

Noun

1665, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Adverb

1798, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1726, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chock was in 1665

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Cite this Entry

“Chock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chock. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

chock 1 of 2

noun

: a wedge or block for steadying or stopping a body (as a barrel), for filling in an unwanted space, or for blocking the movement of a wheel

chock

2 of 2

verb

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

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