Definition of sock verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

sock

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//sɒk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//sɑːk//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they sock
BrE BrE//sɒk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//sɑːk//
 
he / she / it socks
BrE BrE//sɒks//
 
; NAmE NAmE//sɑːks//
 
past simple socked
BrE BrE//sɒkt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//sɑːkt//
 
past participle socked
BrE BrE//sɒkt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//sɑːkt//
 
-ing form socking
BrE BrE//ˈsɒkɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɑːkɪŋ//
 
 
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  • sock somebody (informal) to hit somebody hard She got angry and socked him in the mouth. (figurative) The banks are socking customers with higher charges. I had to stop myself from socking him one.
  • Word Origin Old English socc ‘light shoe’, of Germanic origin, from Latin soccus ‘comic actor's shoe, light low-heeled slipper’, from Greek sukkhos.Idioms (informal or humorous) to do something or tell somebody something in a strong and effective way Go in there and sock it to 'em! Phrasal Verbssock somethingaway
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sock