- These diseases can affect the shoulder, elbow, knee, or hock joints in animals.
- He had exceptional conformation, very correct legs, hocks, and knees.
- It primarily occurs in the shoulder or elbow joints, but it can affect the hocks or stifles, too.
- If you wish, add the meat from the hock and season with salt and pepper.
- Remove the ham hock, de-bone, dice, and add to the base.
- Use a smoked gammon knuckle, smoked ham hock or whatever smoked bacon bones you can find - or talk your butcher into selling you the ham bone when they get to the end of carving off the meat.
Late Middle English: variant of hough.
Words that rhyme with hockad hoc, amok, Bangkok, baroque, belle époque, bloc, block, bock, brock, chock, chock-a-block, clock, doc, dock, floc, flock, frock, hough, interlock, jock, knock, langue d'oc, lock, Locke, Médoc, mock, nock, o'clock, pock, post hoc, roc, rock, schlock, shock, smock, sock, Spock, stock, wok, yapok
verb[with object] informal
- The enlisted servicemen and women hock stuff in the pawn shops and borrow against payday.
- They had concerns at the time that Herd would hock the cup for drinking money.
- We are pretty much the pimps of capitalism, hocking the wares of whoever shows us the money.
- Having been pawned: the family jewels are in hock alreadyMore example sentences
- Worse: rather than being self-denying while you retrain for more lucrative employment, should you put the contents of your workshop in hock and live it up at the nearest Ritz-Carlton?
- In Washington, antiques, glasses and brassbound telescopes that had been in hock for decades are being snapped up by a rush of buyers.
- But, unlike pawnshops in most countries, the real business is a steady stream of people putting their homes in hock.
- 1.1In debt: the women were in hock to extortionate moneylendersMore example sentences
- In other words they are in hock to the government, who control their spending.
- Because it doesn't depend on heavy machinery, this farm, unlike most, isn't in hock to the bank’.
- The women were in hock to extortionate moneylenders.
Mid 19th century (in the phrase in hock): from Dutch hok 'hutch, prison, debt'.
noun[mass noun] British
- This name being a bit of a tongue twister for the petite bourgeoisie who were immediately attracted to it, the truncated version, hock, became the name for every wine from the Rhine.
- Lets have a glass of hock, shall we?
- The head of a boisterous party of ex-public schoolboys calls over the waiter and asks for a bottle of hock.
Abbreviation of obsolete hockamore, alteration of German Hochheimer (Wein) '(wine) from Hochheim'.
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