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chockablock

or chock-a-block

[ chok-uh-blok ]
/ ˈtʃɒk əˈblɒk /
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adjective

extremely full; crowded; jammed: a room chockablock with furniture and plants.
Nautical. having the blocks drawn close together, as when the tackle is hauled to the utmost.

adverb

in a crowded manner: books piled chockablock on the narrow shelf.

RELATED WORDS

loaded, brimming, brimful, chock-full, jammed, overflowing, packed, stuffed

Nearby words

choc., choccy, chock, chock-a-block, chock-full, chockablock, chocker, chockstone, choco, chocoholic, chocolate

Origin of chockablock

cf. chock close (up to), apparently as back formation from chock-full
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Examples from the Web for chockablock

  • After all, the Republican convention was chockablock with McCain doppelgangers.

    The End of Obama Hook-Ups|Jessi Klein|October 31, 2008|DAILY BEAST