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sock
American English: /sɑk/
British English: /sɒk/

Translation of sock in Spanish:

noun

  • 1 1.1 (for foot) ankle socks
    soquetes (masculine plural) (Southern Cone)
    knee-length socks
    calcetines largos
    medias hasta la rodilla (Latin America)
    to pull one's socks up (British English)
    esforzarse
    poner empeño
    to put a sock in it (especially British English) [colloquial]
    cerrar el pico [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • 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)
  • 3
    uncountable (force) (American English) [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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

  • [colloquial]
    pegarle un puñetazo or [colloquial] una piña a
    pegarle una trompada a (South America) [colloquial]
    pegarle un combo a (Chile) (Peru) [colloquial]
    to sock somebody one
    darle una a alguien [colloquial]
    to sock it to somebody [colloquial]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!
    Example sentences
    • The guy protested and laid a hand on Novak - who responded by socking him and threatening to knock his teeth out.
    • But this did nothing to stop Grant from fulfilling his end of the showdown; he socked Hearns with a straight right to the body and followed up with a left hook that must have made Hearns' cranium vibrate.
    • He says he socked a taxi inspector at the airport.

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