Definition of chock-a-block in English:


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Pronunciation: /tʃɒkəˈblɒk


[predic.] informal , chiefly British
  • Crammed full of people or things: the manual is chock-a-block with information
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    • With TV schedules chock-a-block full of irritating property makeover shows, you can't deny we're all obsessed with interiors.
    • The whole film is chock-a-block full of amazing FX gadgets, surprising twists and interesting characters (not to mention product placements for a leading car manufacturer).
    • Usually this free newspaper is chock-a-block full of advertisements and feces for articles.


mid 19th century (originally in nautical use, with reference to tackle having the two blocks run close together): from chock (in chock-full) and block.

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