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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
Translations of “sock”
in Arabic جَوْرَب…
in Korean 양말…
in Malaysian stoking…
in French chaussettes…
in Turkish çorap…
in Italian calzino…
in Chinese (Traditional) 衣物, 短襪,襪子…
in Russian носок…
in Polish skarpetka…
in Vietnamese miếng lót giày…
in Spanish calcetín…
in Portuguese meia…
in Thai ถุงเท้า…
in German die Socke…
in Catalan mitjó…
in Japanese 靴下, ソックス…
in Indonesian kaus kaki…
in Chinese (Simplified) 衣物, 短袜,袜子…
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