Meaning of “sock” in the English Dictionary

"sock" in British English

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socknoun

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
thermal socks
ankle/knee socks
Put on your shoes and socks.
The little boy was wearing odd socks (= socks of different colours).

sock noun (HIT)

[ C usually singular ] old-fashioned slang a powerful hit:

a sock on the jaw

sockverb [ T ]

uk /sɒk/ us /sɑːk/

(Definition of “sock” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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socknoun [ C ]

us /sɑk/ plural socks or sox /sɑks/

sock noun [ C ] (FOOT COVERING)

a covering for your foot, worn inside a shoe and made of soft material

sockverb [ T ]

us /sɑk/

sock verb [ T ] (HIT)

to hit someone:

He socked his brother in the eye.

(Definition of “sock” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)