WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
sock1 /sɑk/USA pronunciation   n.[countable]pl.  socks or sometimes, sox. 
  1. Clothinga short stocking usually reaching to the calf.

sock2 /sɑk/USA pronunciation   v. 
  1. to hit hard:[+ object]She socked him in the jaw.
  2. sock away, to put into savings or reserve: [+ away + object]socked away some money for an emergency.[+ object + away]to sock money away.
  3. Slang Termssock in, [+ in + object] to close up, as an airport, or ground (an aircraft):A heavy fog had socked in the whole air base.

n. [countable]
  1. Slang Termsa hard blow.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
sock1  (sok),USA pronunciation n., pl.  socks  or, for 1, also sox. 
  1. Clothinga short stocking usually reaching to the calf or just above the ankle.
  2. Clothing, Show Businessa lightweight shoe worn by ancient Greek and Roman comic actors.
  3. Show Businesscomic writing for the theater;
    comedy or comic drama. Cf.  buskin (def. 4).
  4. Furniturea raised vertical area of a club or pad foot.
  5. knock one's or  the socks off. See  knock (def. 20).
sockless, adj. 
sockless•ness, n. 
  • Middle English socke, Old English socc Latin soccus slipper bef. 900

sock2  (sok),USA pronunciation [Slang.]
  1. to strike or hit hard.
  2. sock away, to put into savings or reserve.
  3. Slang Termssock in, to close or ground because of adverse weather conditions:The airport was socked in.

  1. Slang Termsa hard blow.
  2. Slang Termsa very successful show, performance, actor, etc.:The show was a sock.

  1. Slang Termsextremely successful:a sock performance.
  • origin, originally uncertain 1690–1700

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

sock /sɒk/ n
  1. a cloth covering for the foot, reaching to between the ankle and knee and worn inside a shoe
  2. an insole put in a shoe, as to make it fit better
  3. a light shoe worn by actors in ancient Greek and Roman comedy, sometimes taken to allude to comic drama in general (as in the phrase sock and buskin)
  4. pull one's socks upBrit informal to make a determined effort, esp in order to regain control of a situation
  5. put a sock in itBrit slang be quiet!
Etymology: Old English socc a light shoe, from Latin soccus, from Greek sukkhos
sock /sɒk/ slang vb
  1. (usually tr) to hit with force
  2. sock it toto make a forceful impression on
  1. a forceful blow
Etymology: 17th Century: of obscure origin

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