Meaning of SOCK in English

1. n. (pl. socks or or informal & Commerce sox)

1. a short knitted covering for the foot, usu. not reaching the knee.

2 a removable inner sole put into a shoe for warmth etc.

3 an ancient Greek or Roman comic actor's light shoe.

4 comic drama.

Phrases and idioms:

pull one's socks up Brit. colloq. make an effort to improve. put a sock in it Brit. sl. be quiet.

Etymology: OE socc f. L soccus comic actor's shoe, light low-heeled slipper, f. Gk sukkhos 2. v. & n. colloq. hit (esp. a person) forcefully.


1. a hard blow.

2 US the power to deliver a blow.

Phrases and idioms:

sock it to attack or address (a person) vigorously.

Etymology: c.1700 (cant): orig. unkn.

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.