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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.]
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Gwen held the sock in her mouth, pulled it off Sara's arm.
She turned on the cold water and swirled the sock in its pool of filth.
While females in the same age bracket are most likely to be able to keep track of their sock pairs as only 21 per cent said that they regularly lost a sock in the wash each week.