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 Greater Cincinnati is chock-full of things to do this fall, from haunted houses to pumpkin patches to Kings Island's annual Halloween Haunt. Emily Deletter, The Enquirer, 18 Sep. 2021 As a country chock-full of countless cultures, it was bound for the red carpet to be filled with a hodgepodge of interpretations. Greg Emmanuel, Essence, 14 Sep. 2021 Resveratrol is a polyphenol, a compound that is chock-full of antioxidants and other benefits. Katie Berohn, Good Housekeeping, 9 Sep. 2021 These women have their calendars chock-full of events. Frederick Daso, Forbes, 7 Sep. 2021 As an e-commerce retailer, you couldn't possibly be expected to solve for the fact that the digital world is chock-full of diversions. Chemi Katz, Forbes, 3 Sep. 2021 This gorgeous farro salad is chock-full of veggies, sprinkled with Greek feta and drizzled with vinaigrette. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 1 Sep. 2021 Ida roared through a region chock-full of energy industry assets like oil refineries and offshore drilling platforms. Xander Peters, The Christian Science Monitor, 30 Aug. 2021 This fall is chock-full of fiction — there are follow-ups coming from boldface names like Sally Rooney and Jonathan Franzen — but don't sleep on the nonfiction of the season. Seija Rankin, EW.com, 24 Aug. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb The Royal Family Remembers, airing in the UK on September 22, is going to be chock full of heartwarming, occasionally funny anecdotes about Philip, who passed away on April 9 of this year at the age of 99. Marie Claire, 18 Sep. 2021 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 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb 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 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

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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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21 Sep 2021

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“Chock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chock. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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