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sock

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noun \ˈsäk\

Definition of sock

plural

socks

  1. 1 archaic :  a low shoe or slipper

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

  3. 3a :  a shoe worn by actors in Greek and Roman comedyb :  comic drama

sockless

adjective

Origin and Etymology of sock

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


First Known Use: before 12th century


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sock

verb

Definition of sock

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to hit, strike, or apply forcefully sock a home run an area socked by a blizzard

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to deliver a blow :  hit

sock it to

slang

  1. :  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


First Known Use: circa 1700


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sock

noun

Definition of sock

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

Circa 1700

First Known Use of sock

circa 1700



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sock

verb

Definition of sock for English Language Learners

  • : to hit (someone or something) hard


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sock

play
noun \ˈsäk\

Definition of sock for Students

plural

socks

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


2

sock

play
verb

Definition of sock for Students

socked

;

socking

  1. :  1hit 1, punch


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sock

play
noun

Definition of sock for Students

  1. :  3punch



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