Sock away
Sock away Sock away, v. t. to save (money); to put (something) into a reserve store. [Colloq.] [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • sock away — transitive verb Etymology: sock (I) slang : to put away (money) as savings or investment has socked away very little of his earnings with which to buy a ranch Life had been socking …   Useful english dictionary

  • sock away — transitive verb Etymology: from the practice of concealing savings in the toe of a sock Date: circa 1942 to put away (money) as savings or investment …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sock away — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb Informal. To place (money) in a bank: bank2, deposit, lay away. Informal: salt away. See KEEP, MONEY …   English dictionary for students

  • sock away — put money in a safe place for future use, save money (Informal) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sock — sock1 [säk] n. [ME socke < OE socc < L soccus, type of light, low heeled shoe < Gr sukchis, prob. of Phrygian orig.; akin to Avestan haxa , sole of the foot] 1. a light shoe worn by comic characters in ancient Greek and Roman drama 2.… …   English World dictionary

  • sock — sock1 S3 [sɔk US sa:k] n [Sense: 1,3 4; Origin: Old English socc, from Latin soccus light shoe ] [Sense: 2,5; Date: 1600 1700; Origin: SOCK2] 1.) a piece of clothing made of soft material that you wear on your foot inside your shoe …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sock something away — put money aside as savings you ll need to sock away about $900 a month * * * ˌsock sthaˈway derived (NAmE) to save money • She already has $500 socked away for college. Main entry: ↑sockderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • sock — I. /sɒk / (say sok) noun 1. (plural socks or sox) a short stocking reaching about halfway to the knee, or only above the ankle. 2. a light shoe worn by ancient Greek and Roman comic actors, sometimes taken as a symbol of comedy. See buskin (def.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • sock — sock1 sockless, adj. socklessness, n. /sok/, n., pl. socks or, for 1, also sox. 1. a short stocking usually reaching to the calf or just above the ankle. 2. a lightweight shoe worn by ancient Greek and Roman comic actors. 3. comic writing for the …   Universalium

  • sock — I [[t]sɒk[/t]] n. pl. socks or, for1, sometimes sox 1) clo a short stocking usu. reaching to the calf or just above the ankle 2) clo sbz a lightweight shoe worn by ancient Greek and Roman comic actors 3) cvb sbz comic writing for the theater;… …   From formal English to slang

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