- 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.
Origin of sock2
Examples from the Web for socked
Surely, by early 2015 some of the higher profile GOP presidential aspirants will have socked away a few million dollars.Why Republicans Should Fear ‘Ready for Hillary’
November 13, 2013
Two days later, in a doubleheader against the White Sox, he socked his 54th, a two-run shot in the fifth inning.Babe Ruth’s Summer of Records
September 29, 2013
Did you not cheer when she socked him after he called her a “dyke”?‘The Good Wife’: Has Season 4’s Kalinda Storyline Gone too Far?
Jace Lacob, Maria Elena Fernandez
October 15, 2012
Then, the Kennedys were socked in the jaw when Caroline was deemed, in humiliatingly public fashion, not ready for prime time.Bush-Cheney 2012?
May 19, 2009
He sounded like one wrong word and I would get socked in the teeth.The Altar at Midnight
Cyril M. Kornbluth
“Never heard of any other except the rat I socked,” said Timothy.Ticktock and Jim
That certainly was a swindle he worked on you, gentlemen, and he socked it to you!The Motor Boys Over the Ocean
He socked Charles in the jaw and sent him on his way with a kick in the rear.The Syndic
With precision and force, Nirea socked her sister in the left eye.The Buttoned Sky
Geoff St. Reynard
- 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
- (usually tr) to hit with force
- sock it to to make a forceful impression on
- a forceful blow
Word Origin and History for socked
"knitted or woven covering for the foot, short stocking," early 14c., from Old English socc "slipper, light shoe," from Latin soccus "slipper, light low-heeled shoe," probably a variant of Greek sykchos, word for a kind of shoe, perhaps from Phrygian or another Asiatic language. The Latin word was borrowed generally in West Germanic, e.g. Middle Dutch socke, Dutch sok, Old High German soc, German Socke. To knock the socks off (someone) "beat thoroughly" is recorded from 1845, American English colloquial. Teen slang sock hop is c.1950, from notion of dancing without shoes.
1700, "to beat, hit hard, pitch into," of uncertain origin. To sock it to (someone) first recorded 1877.
"to stash (money) away as savings," 1942, American English, from the notion of hiding one's money in a sock (see sock (n.1)).
"a blow, a hit with the fist," 1700, from or related to sock (v.1).