put a sock in it

Definition of put a sock in it

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

Word by Word Definitions

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

  2. : to move in a specified direction

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

  1. : a throw made with an overhand pushing motion

  2. : 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

sock play
  1. : a low shoe or slipper

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

  3. : a shoe worn by actors in Greek and Roman comedy

  1. : to hit, strike, or apply forcefully

  2. : to deliver a blow : hit

  1. : a vigorous or violent blow


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