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hock

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Drink, Food, dish, Animals
hockhock1 /hɒk $ hɑːk/ noun 🔊 🔊 1 [uncountable] British EnglishDFD a German white wine 🔊 a glass of hock2 → in hock3 [countable]DFF a piece of meat from above the foot of a pig 🔊 pork hocks4 [countable]HBA the middle joint of an animal’s back leg
Examples from the Corpus
hock• ham hocks• This stiffness prevents the horse from bending and bringing his hocks underneath him.• The horse finds balance by bringing his hocks underneath him and also uses this means for brakes and acceleration.• The horse must be taught to lower his head and find balance on his hocks.• Finding Balance Often a horse will try to find his balance by holding his head high rather than finding balance on his hocks.• She turned Midnight on his hocks and went away at a canter.• I could always get another horn out of hock and Esmonde stayed open to I.0 a.m.• The grass was lush green and came up to the st'lyan's hocks.• If during the examination the vet is concerned about the hocks, for example, I say to feel free to take more.
hockhock2 verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 informalSELL to sell something temporarily because you need some money syn pawn→ See Verb tableFrom Longman Business Dictionaryhockhock /hɒkhɑːk/ noun informalFINANCE1in hock in debtThe newspaper is now in hock to a group of business tycoons.The Egyptian economy was effectively in hock.2go into hock to go into debtThe company went $1.5 billion into hock.3in hock if you put something in hock, you sell it temporarily because you need the money SYN PAWNMost of their possessions are already in hock.
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Verb table
hock
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyhock
he, she, ithocks
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhocked
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave hocked
he, she, ithas hocked
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad hocked
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill hock
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have hocked
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam hocking
he, she, itis hocking
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you, we, theyare hocking
Past
I, he, she, itwas hocking
you, we, theywere hocking
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been hocking
he, she, ithas been hocking
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been hocking
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be hocking
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been hocking
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