Definition of hock
- ham hocks
First Known Use: 1540See Words from the same year
First Known Use: circa 1625See Words from the same year
the prince had to hock the family jewels to pay his gambling debts
First Known Use: 1883See Words from the same year
: to give (something that you own) to a pawnbroker in exchange for money : to put (something) in hock
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to lessen the seriousness or strength of
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