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 For classic-rock fans, the fall is chock-full of goodies. Neil Shah, WSJ, "In a Changed Music World, Cardi B Has a New Platform, and the Rolling Stones Conjure 1989," 7 Sep. 2020 Luckily, the sale is chock-full of hair products that will keep yours in check, no salon needed—from jumbo conditioners to replenishing oils and scrunchies for elevated messy topknots. Erin Parker, Glamour, "The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2020 Has Major Beauty Deals You Won’t Want to Miss," 19 Aug. 2020 The top 10 is chock-full of albums distributed via the Universal Music Group family, as UMG titles populate nine out of the top 10. Keith Caulfield, Billboard, "Taylor Swift’s ‘Folklore’ Ties for Most Weeks at No. 1 in 2020 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart," 30 Aug. 2020 Luckily, the sale is chock-full of hair products that will keep yours in check, no salon needed—from jumbo conditioners to replenishing oils and scrunchies for elevated messy topknots. Erin Parker, Glamour, "The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2020 Has Major Beauty Deals You Won’t Want to Miss," 19 Aug. 2020 Luckily, the sale is chock-full of hair products that will keep yours in check, no salon needed—from jumbo conditioners to replenishing oils and scrunchies for elevated messy topknots. Erin Parker, Glamour, "The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2020 Has Major Beauty Deals You Won’t Want to Miss," 19 Aug. 2020 Unlike so many dance movies that lead with an actress who can barely two-step, this cult classic is chock-full of actual dancers. Washington Post, "Not all dance movies are created equal, but these 12 bad ones are still pretty great," 17 Aug. 2020 The brightening treatment, meanwhile, which is chock-full of vitamin C, is directed for use both morning and night beneath your moisturizer. Nicole Briese, USA TODAY, "You can get exclusive Estée Lauder gift sets at an incredible value at Nordstrom right now," 15 Aug. 2020 Waiters bustled around with carts chock-full of herbs, hoisin sauce, bean sprouts, and chopsticks, serving bowls of beef phở bigger than my head. Sovi Wellons, Bon Appétit, "Chè Ba Màu Is Pure Bliss in Summer’s Sticky Heat," 12 Aug. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb The rest of Biden’s racial equity platform is chock full of credits and loans to minority entrepreneurs and businesses, support for black students, and other proposals well in keeping with the principles of mainstream Democratic policymaking. Osita Nwanevu, The New Republic, "Democrats Have Failed Urban Black Americans," 27 Aug. 2020 Leu Gardens is chock full of biodiverse plant, insect and animal life. Patrick Connolly, orlandosentinel.com, "8 homeschooling field trip ideas to keep kids engaged," 12 Aug. 2020 From this grand palace in France to this geodesic dome in Chile, the platform is chock full of dreamy rentals at prices that don't break the bank. Kelly Corbett, House Beautiful, "These Are the Most "Liked" Airbnb Summer Rentals on Instagram," 22 June 2020 The commission will also hold a Bicentennial Parade in Auburn-Lewiston on May 16, that promises to be chock full of state pride. Lila Thulin, Smithsonian Magazine, "Twelve Anniversaries and Events Worth Traveling for in 2020," 24 Jan. 2020 BBC World News will give you a broader perspective, and Cheddar is chock full of business news. Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY, "Philo now cheapest streaming service after YouTube TV price hike. For $20, get lots of cable but no sports or news," 8 July 2020 The partnership put together a set of three detailed playbooks chock-full of information for executives and businesses looking to reopen as safely as possible. Shari Rudavsky, The Indianapolis Star, "Some states are seeing coronavirus cases skyrocket. We're not. At least not yet. Why?," 29 June 2020 People in the investment industry will tell you that the stock market is chock-full of contrarian indicators. Spencer Jakab, WSJ, "These Funds Cut the Wrong Way," 12 June 2020 Only a couple of miles away in any direction there are hospitals chock-full of ill and dying patients who are being attended to by overworked and overwhelmed National Health Service doctors, nurses, and support staff. Stanley Tucci, The Atlantic, "Cooking Your Way Through the Pandemic," 15 May 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb 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, "OnPolitics: Gifts and political meddling for everybody," 25 Feb. 2020 Officers then pushed the Mazda into a parking spot, chocked the tires, and contacted the respective car owners, who planned to handle the damages privately. Thomas Jewell, cleveland, "An Apple Pay-day for tech, phone scammers: Orange Police Blotter," 20 Dec. 2019 Post-conflict landscapes can be chock full of hazardous, 3-meter-long unexploded missiles. Sarah Derouin, Popular Mechanics, "The Drones That Track Down Buried Warheads," 6 Jan. 2020 Day 1 of the ESSENCE + New Voices Entrepreneur Summit was chocked full of inspiring and informative conversations. Ronda Racha Penrice, Essence, "Keshia Knight Pulliam And Arian Simone Challenge More Black Women To Become Investors In Start Ups: 'Join Us!'," 14 Dec. 2019 But in an offseason likely to be chocked with quarterback movement, Newton could be the most fascinating quarterback on the move. Adam Kilgore, The Denver Post, "Cam Newton’s season is over. Where he plays next is an open question. Maybe Denver?," 6 Nov. 2019 The Citizens even had a last-minute goal from Gabriel Jesus chocked off by VAR - triggering some nasty cases of déjà vu from last year's Champions League. SI.com, "Gary Neville Names the Tottenham Player Mauricio Pochettino Should Have Benched in 2-2 Man City Draw," 18 Aug. 2019 After a game chocked full of scoring for three quarters, Hewitt-Trussville put the brakes on Oak Mountain’s offense at the end to pull away. Al.com Reports, al, "Birmingham HS football: Clay-Chalkville, Pinson Valley, Hewitt-Trussville earn wins," 6 Sep. 2019 Aside from houses awash in apple green, purple, and Pepto pink, the historic center of Valparaíso is chock a block with murals and art installations. Kaitlin Menza, Town & Country, "The Best Things to Do in Valparaiso, Chile," 23 July 2019

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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

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“Chock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chock. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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