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sock 1

 (sŏk)
n.
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.
3.
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

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

[Origin unknown.]

sock away

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

verb
Informal. To place (money) in a bank:
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However, for those struggling on a monthly basis, sock away what you can, even if it's just $500.
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.
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.
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.
A lot of people truly can't afford to sock away very much in their retirement accounts; remember, the median household income in Arkansas is less than $40,000 a year.
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.
At the same time, sock away enough money for property maintenance and other emergencies.
I wouldn't advise people to sock away money in them at these prices," Appel said.
Follow your frugal urges and sock away your babysitting money or allowance in your own bank account.
Experts noted that a mass production of biochar could capture and sock away carbon that otherwise would wind up in the atmosphere as carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas.