Sock in
Sock in Sock in, v. t. to cause (an airport) to cease functioning, by severe weather conditions, such as fog or a snowstorm. Used often in the passive; the airport was socked in for two days by a blizzard. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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