chock-a-block


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chock-a-block

or chock·a·block  (chŏk′ə-blŏk′)
adj.
1. Squeezed together; jammed: The cheering fans were chock-a-block in the stands.
2. Completely filled; stuffed: "I recommend the north shore chowder, chockablock with pieces of seasonal fish" (Charles Monaghan).
3. Nautical Drawn so close as to have the blocks touching. Used of a ship's hoisting tackle.
adv.
Chock: a hall that was chock-a-block full.

[Alteration (influenced by chock) of block-a-block : block + a- + block.]

chock-a-block

adj, adv
1. filled to capacity; in a crammed state
2. (Nautical Terms) nautical with the blocks brought close together, as when a tackle is pulled as tight as possible
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.chock-a-block - as completely as possible; "it was chock-a-block full"
Translations

chock-a-block

[ˈtʃɒkəˈblɒk] ADJde bote en bote, hasta los topes
chock-a-block of or withatestado de, totalmente lleno de

chock-a-block

adj (esp Brit inf), chock-full
adj (inf)knüppelvoll (inf), → gerammelt voll (inf)

chock-a-block

[ˈtʃɒkəˈblɒk] adj chock-a-block (with)pieno/a zeppo/a (di)
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Glen smiles and says: "It was incredible, the roads around the airport were chock-a-block, the terminal was overloaded.
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Ron Robson, 58, a minibus driver from Birtley, in Gateshead, said: "The atmosphere is brilliant, it is chock-a-block with people and they all move out of the way for you and help you through.
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