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    sock(n),(v)

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    He figures he's got you scared and he's gonna take a sock(1) at you the first chance he gets." Lennie's eyes were frightened. "I don't want no trouble," he said plaintively. "Don't let him sock(2) me, George."

    (1) sock (n) = a hard blow or punch
    (2) sock (v) = to hit or strike forcefully; punch

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    Re: sock(n),(v)

    take a sock at you = sock you = hit you hard

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    Re: sock(n),(v)

    sock also has some sexual connotations

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    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    He figures he's got you scared and he's gonna take a sock(1) at you the first chance he gets." Lennie's eyes were frightened. "I don't want no trouble," he said plaintively. "Don't let him sock(2) me, George."

    (1) sock (n) = a hard blow or punch
    (2) sock (v) = to hit or strike forcefully; punch

    Thank you for your efforts.

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    V.
    Your interpretation is right. As a noun 'sock' has two other meanings.
    Sock = clothing
    Sock (n)=used to tell someone to be quiet or stop making so much noise

    Hey, put a sock in it, will you? I'm working here.

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    Re: sock(n),(v)

    Quote Originally Posted by sarat_106 View Post
    Your interpretation is right. As a noun 'sock' has two other meanings.
    Sock = clothing
    Sock (n)=used to tell someone to be quiet or stop making so much noise

    Hey, put a sock in it, will you? I'm working here.
    You contradict yourself. Can you see?

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    Re: sock(n),(v)

    The expression ‘Put a sock in it’, meaning 'Leave off talking, singing or shouting'
    put a sock in it = to shut up. usually expressed in the form of a request.
    Will you put a sock in it? I'm trying to study here.

    Now you put a stock in it, Alfie, see? Or else I shall forget I’m a lady and lose my temper.
    put a stock in it = stop talking, stop your gab!

    He stands six foot in his stock. He is high six foot (He is in height six foot.)
    Be (stand) six foot in his stock = be high six foot

    pull one's socks up = brace one’s energies


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    Last edited by vil; 01-Jun-2010 at 15:05.

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