Meaning of “sock” in the English Dictionary

"sock" in English

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uk /sɒk/ us /sɑːk/

sockverb [ 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

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

"sock" in American English

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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)