sock

sock
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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. [half] hose, anklet, stocking; slang, slug, punch, clout, wallop, jab. —v. t., slang, strike, slug, etc.
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(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. stocking, hose, ankle-length stocking; see clothes , hosiery .
Stockings and socks include: silk hose, pantyhose, garter stockings, sheer stockings, rayon hose, seamless hose, support hose, cotton hose, mercerized hose, nylon stockings, full-fashioned stockings, golf hose, mesh stockings, fishnet stockings, tights; bed socks, baby socks, ankle socks, tube socks, sweat socks, crew socks, athletic socks, knee socks, bobby socks. v.
Syn. strike, beat, punch; see hit .
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(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
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n.
stocking, hose, hosiery, footwear.
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v.
hit, strike, punch, belt, wallop, smack, pound, slap.
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(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb To deliver a powerful blow to suddenly and sharply: bash, catch, clout, hit, knock, pop1, slam, slog, slug3, smash, smite, strike, swat, thwack, whack, wham, whop. Informal: biff, bop, clip1, wallop. Slang: belt, conk, paste. Idioms: let someone have it, sock it to someone. See ATTACK, STRIKE. II noun A sudden sharp, powerful stroke: bang, blow2, clout, crack, hit, lick, pound, slug3, swat, thwack, welt, whack, wham, whop. Informal: bash, biff, bop, clip1, wallop. Slang: belt, conk, paste. See ATTACK, STRIKE.

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