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sock

noun \ ˈsäk \

Definition of sock

plural socks
1 archaic : a low shoe or slipper
2 also plural sox play \ˈsäks\ : a knitted or woven covering for the foot usually worn under shoes and extending above the ankle and sometimes to the knee
3 a : a shoe worn by actors in Greek and Roman comedy
b : comic drama

sockless

play \ˈsä-kləs\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of sock

Middle English socke, from Old English socc, from Latin soccus


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sock

verb

Definition of sock

transitive verb
: to hit, strike, or apply forcefully
  • sock a home run
  • an area socked by a blizzard
intransitive verb
: to deliver a blow : hit
sock it to
slang
: to subject to or as if to a vigorous assault
  • they may let you off the first time … but the second time they'll sock it to you
  • —James Jones

Examples of sock in a Sentence

  1. kept socking the punching bag until he was exhausted

Origin and Etymology of sock

origin unknown


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sock

noun

Definition of sock

: a vigorous or violent blow; also : 3punch 3

First Known Use of sock

circa 1700



SOCK Defined for English Language Learners

sock

verb

Definition of sock for English Language Learners

  • : to hit (someone or something) hard


SOCK Defined for Kids

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sock

noun \ ˈsäk \

Definition of sock for Students

plural socks \ˈsäks\
: a knitted or woven covering for the foot usually reaching past the ankle and sometimes to the knee

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sock

verb

Definition of sock for Students

socked; socking
: 1hit 1, punch

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sock

noun

Definition of sock for Students

: 3punch


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