|Origin:||Probably from a Scandinavian language.|
|Origin:||sock 'windsock'. sock away 1900-2000 From SOCK1|
to hit someone very hard, especially with your hand closed [= thump]:
He socked her in the face.
2 [usually passive] informal
if someone is socked with something bad, they are suddenly affected by it
sock somebody with something
I got socked with a big car repair bill.
3 American EnglishTT
if an airport, road, or area is socked in, it is very difficult to see far and no one can travel because of bad fog, snow, or rain
to tell someone to do something in a direct and forceful way
sock something ↔ awayphrasal verb
to save money by putting it in a safe place:
Roger socked away more than $1 million a year.