sock in


socked in; socking in; socks in

transitive verb

: to close to takeoffs or landings by aircraft
an airport socked in by fog
: to restrict from flying

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Bridget Cavanagh was also the daughter who threw a perfect bowl on her first try at the potter's wheel, who could match every sock in a basket of clean laundry, who loved beads and crystals, and who read the Bible in Braille. Jennifer Dixon,, 9 Sep. 2022 Hulitt had been convicted of suffocating her own 2-year-old daughter by stuffing a sock in the child’s mouth and tying her up. Annie Sweeney,, 23 Mar. 2021 Ryan preps by stuffing a sock in his speedo, while some of the other men use what looks like OLIVE OIL to give their pecs that nice, shiny look. Kristen Baldwin,, 19 July 2022 Try marrying a pink cardigan with a white T-shirt and jeans to zhush up a ho-hum uniform or, for the especially timid, slip a pink sock in with a navy suit and black oxford shoes. Todd Plummer, WSJ, 24 Mar. 2022 While there hasn’t been a bad sock in the bunch, this Pursuit One Ultralight is a highlight. Rachel Chang, Condé Nast Traveler, 16 Nov. 2021 To make the murder scene resemble a domestic assault, Hupp then dipped the victim's sock in her blood and spread it throughout the house, according to KSDK. Jeff Truesdell,, 13 July 2021 In order to quiet her, Hulitt tied Moneka’s hands and feet together, put a sock in her mouth and wrapped tape around her mouth and neck, leading to her suffocation. Annie Sweeney,, 23 Mar. 2021 Our tester wore a size smaller than her usual and found the boot was still roomy enough to pair with a chunky sock in cold weather. Adrienne Donica, Popular Mechanics, 6 Jan. 2021 See More

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Word History


(wind) sock

First Known Use

1944, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of sock in was in 1944

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“Sock in.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Mar. 2023.

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