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English definition of “sock”

sock

noun uk   /sɒk/ us    /sɑːk/

sock noun (CLOTHES)

A2 [C] a piece of clothing made from soft material that covers your foot and the lower part of your leg: a pair of socks nylon/woollen/cotton socks thermal socks ankle/knee socks Put on your shoes and socks. The little boy was wearing odd (US usually mismatched) socks (= socks of different colours).

sock noun (HIT)

[C usually singular] old-fashioned slang a powerful hit: a sock on the jaw

sock

verb [T] uk   /sɒk/ us    /sɑːk/
old-fashioned slang to hit someone with your fist (= closed hand): He socked the policeman on the jaw/in the eye. US in baseball, to hit a ball very powerfully
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