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chock-fullor chock·full (chŏk′fo͝ol′)
Full to the limit; as full as possible: a report chock-full of errors.
[Middle English chokkeful, chokke-, of unknown meaning (perhaps from choken, to choke; see choke, or from chokken, to thrust, from Old French choquer, to collide with; see shock1) + -ful, -ful.]
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(postpositive) completely full
[C17 choke-full; see choke, full]
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full to the limit; crammed.Sometimes, chock′-ful′, chock′ful′.
[1350–1400; Middle English chokke-fulle]
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|Adj.||1.||chock-full - packed full to capacity; "chowder chockablock with pieces of fish"|
full - containing as much or as many as is possible or normal; "a full glass"; "a sky full of stars"; "a full life"; "the auditorium was full to overflowing"
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