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or chock·a·block  (chŏk′ə-blŏk′)
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.
Chock: a hall that was chock-a-block full.

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

(ˈtʃɒk əˈblɒk)

1. extremely full; crowded; jammed.
2. Naut. having the blocks drawn close together, as when the tackle is hauled to the utmost.
3. in a crowded way; closely; tightly.
[1835–40; compare chock close (up to)]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.chockablock - 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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Completely filled:
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