Translation of sock in Spanish:

sock

Pronunciation: /sɑːk; sɒk/

noun/nombre

  • 1 1.1 (for foot) calcetín (masculine), media (feminine) (Latin America/América Latina) ankle socks calcetines cortos, soquetes (masculine plural) (Southern Cone/Cono Sur) knee-length socks calcetines largos, medias hasta la rodilla (Latin America/América Latina) to pull one's socks up (British English/inglés británico) esforzarse*, poner* empeño to put a sock in it (especially British English/especialmente inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar] cerrar* el pico [colloquial/familiar]
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    • In more formal settings, black over-the-calf stretch nylon cotton or wool socks are fitting.
    • Cotton socks absorb moisture and keep feet drier than nylon socks.
    • Fleece picks up lint easily and a fleece garment washed with wool socks or terry towels will never look the same again.
    1.2 (inner sole) plantilla (feminine)
  • 3 uncountable/no numerable (force) (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar], garra (feminine)
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    • Instead of a hard sock in the arm, he got a soft smack in the arm.
    • I was treated to a sock on the jaw by the same thugs later that night.
    • The Maus mounted a 128 mm main gun that would punch through enemy armor like a thrown sock punches through a wall made out of gelatin.
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    • If Martin can succeed, the lineup has enough sock elsewhere to cash in.
    • Coming up from the minors is the right-handed-hitting Juan Uribe, who has good sock but can be undisciplined on breaking balls.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • [colloquial/familiar] pegarle* un puñetazo or [colloquial/familiar] una piña a, pegarle* una trompada a (South America/América del Sur) [colloquial/familiar], pegarle* un combo a (Chile) (Peru/Perú) [colloquial/familiar] to sock sb one darle* una a algn [colloquial/familiar] to sock it to sb [colloquial/familiar] she was furious and really socked it to him estaba furiosa y le dijo de todo go out there on stage and sock it to 'em! ¡sube al escenario y demuéstrales quién eres!

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