in hock

Definition of in hock


  1. 1 in the possession of a pawnbroker His gold watch is in hock.

  2. 2 :  in debt He is in hock to his boss for several thousand dollars.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  the tarsal joint or region in the hind limb of a digitigrade quadruped (as the horse) corresponding to the human ankle but elevated and bending backward — see horse illustration

    :  a joint of a fowl's leg that corresponds to the hock of a quadruped

    :  a small cut of meat from a front or hind leg just above the foot

  1. :  rhine wine

  1. :  pawn

  1. :  pawn

    :  debt

    :  prison

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