put a sock in it

Definition of put a sock in it

informal

  1. —used to tell someone to stop talking I wish someone would tell him to put a sock in it.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to place in a specified position or relationship :  lay

    :  to move in a specified direction

    :  to send (something, such as a weapon or missile) into or through something :  thrust

  1. :  a throw made with an overhand pushing motion

    :  the act or an instance of putting the shot

    :  an option to sell a specified amount of a security (such as a stock) or commodity (such as wheat) at a fixed price at or within a specified time — compare call 3d

  1. :  being in place :  fixed, set

sockplay
  1. :  a low shoe or slipper

    :  a knitted or woven covering for the foot usually worn under shoes and extending above the ankle and sometimes to the knee

    :  a shoe worn by actors in Greek and Roman comedy

  1. :  to hit, strike, or apply forcefully

    :  to deliver a blow :  hit

  1. :  a vigorous or violent blow

    :  punch


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