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English definition of “sock”

sock

verb [T]     /sɒk/ US  /sɑːk/
old-fashioned slang to hit someone with your fist (= closed hand ): He socked the policeman on the jaw /in the eye .Hitting and beatingPunishing by causing pain US in baseball , to hit a ball very powerfully Baseball and roundersGeneral terms used in ball sports
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