sock in
transitive verb Etymology: (wind) sock Date: 1944 1. to close to takeoffs or landings by aircraft <
an airport socked in by fog
>
2. to restrict from flying

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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

  • sock in — transitive verb Etymology: sock (I); from the fact that indications by the wind sock may cause flights to be canceled 1. : to close in : conceal bases … socked in with monsoon clouds squatting on the runways Wesley Price 2. : to restrict from… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sock in it, put a —  Stop talking …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • put a sock in it — (slang; usu imperative) To become silent, stop talking • • • Main Entry: ↑sock * * * put a sock in it informal phrase used for telling someone in a rude way to be quiet Thesaurus: ways of telling someone to stop talking or to be quiet …   Useful english dictionary

  • Stuff a sock in it! — AND Put a sock in it!; Put a cork in it! exclam. Shut up! □ I’ve heard enough. Stuff a sock in it! □ Stuff a sock in it! You are a pain …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • put a sock in it — If someone tells you to put a sock in it, they are telling you to shut up …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • put a sock in it Brit. — put a sock in it Brit. informal stop talking. → sock …   English new terms dictionary

  • put a sock in it — ► put a sock in it Brit. informal stop talking. Main Entry: ↑sock …   English terms dictionary

  • put a sock in it — verb To stop talking; to be quiet; to shut ones mouth He went on and on until I finally told him to put a sock in it …   Wiktionary

  • Put a sock in it! — informal an impolite way of telling someone to be quiet. Put a sock in it! Some of us are trying to work around here …   New idioms dictionary

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