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Definition of sock verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    sock somebody (informal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they sock
    he / she / it socks
    past simple socked
    -ing form socking
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  1. 1to hit someone hard She got angry and socked him in the mouth.
  2. 2(figurative) The banks are socking customers with higher charges.
  3. Idioms
    sock it to somebody (informal or humorous)
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    to do something or tell someone something in a strong and effective way Go in there and sock it to 'em!
    Phrasal Verbssock somethingaway
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: sock