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English noun: hock

1. hock (food) any of several white wines from the Rhine River valley in Germany (`hock' is British usage)

SynonymsRhenish, Rhine wine

Broader (hypernym)white wine

Narrower (hyponym)liebfraumilch, Riesling

Domain regionBritain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

2. hock (animal) tarsal joint of the hind leg of hoofed mammals; corresponds to the human ankle


Broader (hypernym)articulatio, articulation, joint

Part meronymhind leg, hoofed mammal, ungulate

English verb: hock

1. hock (possession) leave as a guarantee in return for money

SamplesPawn your grandfather's gold watch.

Synonymspawn, soak

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)charge, consign

Domain categorycommerce, commercialism, mercantilism

2. hock (body) disable by cutting the hock

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)disable, handicap, incapacitate, invalid

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