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chock

chock

 (chŏk)
n.
1. A block or wedge placed under something else, such as a wheel, to keep it from moving.
2. Nautical A heavy fitting of metal or wood with two jaws curving inward, through which a rope or cable may be run.
tr.v. chocked, chock·ing, chocks
1. To fit with or secure by a chock: The plane's wheels were chocked and chained down.
2. Nautical To place (a boat) on blocks or wedges.
adv.
As close as possible: had to stand chock up against the railing.

[Possibly from Old North French choque, log, from Gaulish *tsukka, stump, of Germanic origin.]

chock

(tʃɒk)
n
1. a block or wedge of wood used to prevent the sliding or rolling of a heavy object
2. (Nautical Terms) nautical
a. a fairlead consisting of a ringlike device with an opening at the top through which a rope is placed
b. a cradle-like support for a boat, barrel, etc
3. (Mountaineering) mountaineering See nut10
vb (tr)
4. (usually foll by up) Brit to cram full: chocked up with newspapers.
5. to fit with or secure by a chock
6. to support (a boat, barrel, etc) on chocks
adv
as closely or tightly as possible: chock against the wall.
[C17: of uncertain origin; perhaps related to Old French çoche log; compare Provençal soca tree stump]

chock

(tʃɒk)

n.
1. a wedge or block of wood, metal, or the like, for filling in a space, holding an object steady, etc.
2. a heavy metal fitting on a deck or wharf that serves as a fairlead for a cable or chain.
v.t.
3. to furnish with or secure by a chock or chocks.
4. to place (a boat) upon chocks.
adv.
5. as close or tight as possible: chock against the edge.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Anglo-French choque, Old French çoche, of uncertain orig.]

chock


Past participle: chocked
Gerund: chocking

Imperative
chock
chock
Present
I chock
you chock
he/she/it chocks
we chock
you chock
they chock
Preterite
I chocked
you chocked
he/she/it chocked
we chocked
you chocked
they chocked
Present Continuous
I am chocking
you are chocking
he/she/it is chocking
we are chocking
you are chocking
they are chocking
Present Perfect
I have chocked
you have chocked
he/she/it has chocked
we have chocked
you have chocked
they have chocked
Past Continuous
I was chocking
you were chocking
he/she/it was chocking
we were chocking
you were chocking
they were chocking
Past Perfect
I had chocked
you had chocked
he/she/it had chocked
we had chocked
you had chocked
they had chocked
Future
I will chock
you will chock
he/she/it will chock
we will chock
you will chock
they will chock
Future Perfect
I will have chocked
you will have chocked
he/she/it will have chocked
we will have chocked
you will have chocked
they will have chocked
Future Continuous
I will be chocking
you will be chocking
he/she/it will be chocking
we will be chocking
you will be chocking
they will be chocking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been chocking
you have been chocking
he/she/it has been chocking
we have been chocking
you have been chocking
they have been chocking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been chocking
you will have been chocking
he/she/it will have been chocking
we will have been chocking
you will have been chocking
they will have been chocking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been chocking
you had been chocking
he/she/it had been chocking
we had been chocking
you had been chocking
they had been chocking
Conditional
I would chock
you would chock
he/she/it would chock
we would chock
you would chock
they would chock
Past Conditional
I would have chocked
you would have chocked
he/she/it would have chocked
we would have chocked
you would have chocked
they would have chocked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chock - a block of wood used to prevent the sliding or rolling of a heavy objectchock - a block of wood used to prevent the sliding or rolling of a heavy object
block - a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides); "the pyramids were built with large stone blocks"
sprag - a chock or bar wedged under a wheel or between the spokes to prevent a vehicle from rolling down an incline
Verb1.chock - secure with chocks
fasten, fix, secure - cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man"
2.chock - support on chocks; "chock the boat"
hold up, support, sustain, hold - be the physical support of; carry the weight of; "The beam holds up the roof"; "He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam"; "What's holding that mirror?"
Adv.1.chock - as completely as possible; "it was chock-a-block full"
Translations

chock

[tʃɒk]
A. N (= wedge) → calzo m, cuña f
B. VTcalzar, poner un calzo or una cuña a

chock

[ˈtʃɒk] n (for boat, plane, vehicle)cale fchock-a-block [ˌtʃɒkəˈblɒk] adj [place] → plein(e) à craquer, noir(e) de monde; [road] → bourré(e) de voitures
to be chock-a-block with sb/sth → être plein à craquer de qn/qchchock-full [ˌtʃɒkˈfʊl] adj (= bursting) [place] → plein(e) à craquer, noir(e) de monde; [thing] → plein(e) à ras bord
to be chock-full of sth → être plein(e) à craquer de qch

chock

nBremskeil m, → Bremsklotz m; (Naut) (under boat) → Bock m; (for cables) → Lippe f, → Lippklampe f; chocks awayBremsklötze weg
vt wheelblockieren; boataufbocken

chock

[tʃɒk] nzeppa
References in classic literature ?
That ain't so very black, an' you can tell your aunt Jane 'bout it come Sunday, when she's chock full o' religion, an' she can advise you when you'd better tell your aunt Mirandy.
I am su'prised at a lady like you, chock full o' moral science and political economy, wanting to put a poor man off.
It looked like the work of a child of five, but a child would have had some naivete and might at least have made an attempt to put down what he saw; but here was the work of a vulgar mind chock full of recollections of vulgar pictures.
I am chock full of beautiful and noble thoughts, and I want to stop like it, because it feels nice and good.
We have a big city, full of alien quarters, full of hiding places, and chock full of criminals, but our police catch em, all the same.
I guess the palace will be chock full, Button-Bright; don't you think so?
Leslie was full of ambition and her head was chock full of brains.
As I laid all of a heap in our kitchen, plastered all over, you might have thought I was a large brown-paper parcel, chock full of nothing but groans.
When we're chock full and the Travellers is all a-bed I come out for my 'elth.
Nothin' whatever, Sir,' retorted Sam; 'I'm afeered the little box must be chock full o' your own as it is.
Before lowering the boat for the chase, the upper end of the line is taken aft from the tub, and passing round the logger-head there, is again carried forward the entire length of the boat, resting crosswise upon the loom or handle of every man's oar, so that it jogs against his wrist in rowing; and also passing between the men, as they alternately sit at the opposite gunwales, to the leaded chocks or grooves in the extreme pointed prow of the boat, where a wooden pin or skewer the size of a common quill, prevents it from slipping out.
With a grating rush, the three lines flew round the loggerheads with such a force as to gouge deep grooves in them; while so fearful were the harpooneers that this rapid sounding would soon exhaust the lines, that using all their dexterous might, they caught repeated smoking turns with the rope to hold on; till at last --owing to the perpendicular strain from the lead-lined chocks of the boats, whence the three ropes went straight down into the blue --the gunwales of the bows were almost even with the water, while the three sterns tilted high in the air.