a short stocking usually reaching to the calf or just above the ankle.
a lightweight shoe worn by ancient Greek and Roman comic actors.
Idioms about sock
- sockless, adjective
- sock·less·ness, noun
Other definitions for sock (2 of 2)
to strike or hit hard.
a hard blow.
a very successful show, performance, actor, etc.: The show was a sock.
extremely successful: a sock performance.
sock away, to put into savings or reserve.
sock in, to close or ground because of adverse weather conditions: The airport was socked in.
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How to use sock in a sentence
For the friend who is always outside hiking, camping, skiing, and more, these socks from Smartwool will make a great gift.
Unlike some oil-rich economies—notably Norway, which socked away its petroleum riches over the years to amass what is now a $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund—Alberta hasn’t saved much for a rainy day.After the boom: Canada’s oil capital faces an uncertain future | kdunn6 | September 21, 2020 | Fortune
To prove to me that Boston wasn’t very cold, he would wear shorts and he would wear no socks every day, no matter how cold it was.Full Transcript: Tomi Lahren on ‘The Carlos Watson Show’ | Daniel Malloy | August 31, 2020 | Ozy
As Clark put it, “We still have 330 million people in this country, most of whom wear socks, but Walmart couldn’t find anybody who made socks in America.”
He doesn’t know how to make any socks, but he can destroy all that expertise.
Two and a half years ago this was just a sock, underwear and a lounge kind of company.The Hot Designer Who Hates Fashion: VK Nagrani Triumphs His Own Way | Tom Teodorczuk | December 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Based on his sock puppet, I expected him to be a burly bearded giant clad in plaid—basically, a Canadian Paul Bunyan.
A food court in a suburban mall seemed like a good place to meet Ed the sock.
Still, Ed the sock is more active on Twitter these days, where he has more than 14 thousand followers.
The duo first met in 1997 when Kerzner was playing Ed the sock live.
The boy was hurt; my heart went out to him, for the memory of my own sock-ball and tickley-bender days came back to me.The Soldier of the Valley | Nelson Lloyd
"I was playin' sock-ball," snuffled the boy, and a solitary tear rolled down his snub nose.The Soldier of the Valley | Nelson Lloyd
In spite of all they've spiled, I'd be nigh $500 ahead o' the game if I could git out o' camp with what I've got in my sock.Si Klegg, Book 2 (of 6) | John McElroy
"Fudge on your everlasting knitting," said Sal, snatching the sock from Mary's hands and making the needles fly nimbly.The English Orphans | Mary Jane Holmes
A service-sock requires three skeins of knitting-yarn for two pairs, with No. 11 steel needles.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet | Anonymous
British Dictionary definitions for sock (1 of 2)
a cloth covering for the foot, reaching to between the ankle and knee and worn inside a shoe
an insole put in a shoe, as to make it fit better
a light shoe worn by actors in ancient Greek and Roman comedy, sometimes taken to allude to comic drama in general (as in the phrase sock and buskin): See buskin
another name for windsock
pull one's socks up British informal to make a determined effort, esp in order to regain control of a situation
put a sock in it British slang be quiet!
(tr) to provide with socks
socked in US and Canadian slang (of an airport) closed by adverse weather conditions
British Dictionary definitions for sock (2 of 2)
(usually tr) to hit with force
sock it to to make a forceful impression on
a forceful blow
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