/ sɒk; NAmE sɑːk/ noun , verb
a piece of clothing that is worn over the foot, ankle and lower part of the leg, especially inside a shoe :
a pair of socks
( informal ) a strong blow, especially with the fist :
He gave him a sock on the jaw.
- blow / knock sb's socks off
- put a sock in it
—more at pull verb
[ vn ] ( informal ) to hit sb hard :
She got angry and socked him in the mouth.
( figurative )
The banks are socking customers with higher charges.
- sock it to sb
- sock sth away
Old English socc light shoe , of Germanic origin, from Latin soccus comic actor's shoe, light low-heeled slipper, from Greek sukkhos .