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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Electrical, Electricity
socketsock‧et /ˈsɒkɪt $ ˈsɑː-/ ●○○ noun [countable]  1 TEEa place in a wall where you can connect electrical equipment to the supply of electricity syn power point British English, outlet American English2 the place on a piece of electrical equipment that you put a plug or a light bulb into a headphone socket3 JOIN something TOGETHERa hollow part of a structure into which something fits the eye sockets
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socketHer mouth was dry and hollow, a socket, no longer a well, as if she had no tongue to kiss with.He stuck the candle upright in a socket then sat and gazed at the flame, letting it mesmerize him into memory.But she was as vacant as an empty eye socket.The eyes dissolve into red sockets.I don't shut all the internal doors and I certainly don't pull most plugs out at the socket.He pressed the heels of his hands against his eyes until the sockets ached.
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