sock

sock
sock
sock1 [säk]
n.
[ME socke < OE socc < L soccus, type of light, low-heeled shoe < Gr sukchis, prob. of Phrygian orig.; akin to Avestan haxa-, sole of the foot]
1. a light shoe worn by comic characters in ancient Greek and Roman drama
2. comedy or the muse of comedy pl. socks or sox
3. a knitted covering for the foot and ankle, like a short stocking, sometimes extending to just below the knee (kneesock)
4. short for WINDSOCK
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☆ sock away
Informal to set aside (money), esp. as savings
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☆ sock in
to ground (an aircraft) or close (an airfield) as because of fog: usually in the passive voice
sock2 [säk]
Slang
vt.
[Early ModE < cant]
to hit or strike with force, esp. with the fist
n.
a blow
adv.
directly; squarely
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☆ sock it to
to confront, rebuke, attack, or otherwise treat harshly or severely

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