- 1 [uncountable] (informal) if something that you own is in hock, you have exchanged it for money but hope to buy it back later He had to fight to get himself out of hock (= to buy back the thing he had exchanged for money).
- 2[countable] the middle joint of an animal's back leg
- 3 [uncountable, countable] = knuckle Idioms
to owe someone something I'm in hock to the bank for $6,000.
be in hock (to somebody)jump to other results
to get into debt
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