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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


Synonymshock-joint


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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