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Definition of sock noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a piece of clothing that is worn over the foot, ankle, and lower part of the leg, especially inside a shoe a pair of socks
  2. 2(informal) a strong blow, especially with the fist He gave him a sock on the jaw.
  3. Idioms
    blow/knock somebody's socks off (informal)
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    to surprise or impress someone very much
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: sock