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1 hock /ˈhɑːk/ noun
plural hocks
1 hock
/ˈhɑːk/
noun
plural hocks
Learner's definition of HOCK
[count]
: a small piece of meat from the leg of a pig
: the part of the rear leg of a four-footed animal (such as a horse) that is like the human ankle see picture at horse
compare 2hock, 4hock
2 hock /ˈhɑːk/ noun
2 hock
/ˈhɑːk/
noun
Learner's definition of HOCK
[noncount] informal
: the state of being in the possession of a pawnbroker
◊ An item that is in hock has been exchanged for money in an arrangement with a pawnbroker. If the money is returned, the item will be returned, or else the pawnbroker may sell it to someone else. When the item is returned it is out of hock.
: the state of owing money to someone or something : debt
compare 1hock, 4hock
3 hock /ˈhɑːk/ verb
hocks; hocked; hocking
3 hock
/ˈhɑːk/
verb
hocks; hocked; hocking
Learner's definition of HOCK
[+ object]
: to give (something that you own) to a pawnbroker in exchange for money : to put (something) in hock
4 hock /ˈhɑːk/ noun
plural hocks
4 hock
/ˈhɑːk/
noun
plural hocks
Learner's definition of HOCK
[count, noncount] British
: a type of German white wine
compare 1hock, 2hock
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