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sock 1

1. A garment that covers the foot and part of the leg usually made of cotton or wool and worn for warmth or for protection from abrasion from a shoe or boot.
2. Meteorology A windsock.
a. A light shoe worn by comic actors in ancient Greek and Roman plays.
b. Comic drama; comedy: "He ... knew all niceties of the sock and buskin" (Byron).
tr.v. socked, sock·ing, socks
To provide with socks.
Phrasal Verbs:
sock away Informal
To put (money) away in a safe place for future use.
sock in
To cause to be closed to traffic, as by reducing visibility or physically impeding passage: fog that socked in the airport; ice that socked in the harbor.

[Middle English socke, from Old English socc, a kind of light shoe, from Latin soccus, possibly from Greek sunkhis, sukkhos, Phrygian shoe.]

sock 2

v. socked, sock·ing, socks
To hit or strike forcefully; punch.
To deliver a blow.
A hard blow or punch.
sock it to (someone) Slang
To deliver a forceful comment, reprimand, or physical blow to someone else.

[Origin unknown.]

sock away

(tr) informal US and Canadian and NZ to save up
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sock away

Informal. To place (money) in a bank:
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You know, the one that says we should all spend no more than 50 percent of our income on necessities,~allow 30 percent for discretionary items and sock away at least 20 percent for savings?
The University of Oregon's Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art has received a gift of $2 million to sock away and then tap each year for interest earnings.
Well, imagine this; If you only sock away money for 40 years (aka starting when you are 30), you'll need to save $3,500 a year to get that same cool mil by 70.
Are they seeking to sock away bigger pension contributions as a business owner?
A first-of-its-kind multistate savings contest is headed for credit union members in Michigan, Nebraska and Connecticut as part of a program CU Solutions Group said has helped members sock away more than $94 million.
To make that up, she'd have to increase the savings level by 4% and sock away 10% per year for the next 35 years.
A common rule of thumb is to sock away 10 percent of your income.
If you don't begin saving and investing until age 55, you'll have to sock away $18,000 a year -- or delay your retirement until age 75 -- just to end up with the same amount of money.
The foolproof strategy for retirement is to sock away a fixed amount per month (after your retirement plan has been funded) in a mutual fund.
For long-term planning, the most foolproof strategy is to sock away a fixed amount per month (after your retirement plan has been funded) in a mutual fund.
How much do Austrians actually have left over to sock away in savings?
The agreement was required for Europe to implement new global rules on banking standards known as Basel III, which were endorsed by the Group of 20 largest economies in 2010 and are meant to force banks to sock away more cash for bad times.