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My favourite restaurant is the Thai Corner Cafe on St Paul's Road. We go there all the time. I shouldn't really mention it - I don't want it to be chock-a-block.
Alan Davies

Meaning of "chock-a-block" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CHOCK-A-BLOCK

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CHOCK-A-BLOCK

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Chock-A-Block can act as an adjective and an adverb.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

WHAT DOES CHOCK-A-BLOCK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of chock-a-block in the English dictionary

The definition of chock-a-block in the dictionary is filled to capacity; in a crammed state. Other definition of chock-a-block is with the blocks brought close together, as when a tackle is pulled as tight as possible.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CHOCK-A-BLOCK

choc
choc-ice
chocaholic
choccies
choccy
chock
chock-full
chocker
chocko
chockstone
choco
chocoholic
chocolate
chocolate bar
chocolate biscuit
chocolate brown
chocolate cake
chocolate chip cookie
chocolate drop
chocolate eclair

WORDS THAT END LIKE CHOCK-A-BLOCK

a chip off the old block
block
building block
cellblock
chip off the old block
clock
cylinder block
engine block
mental block
mounting-block
nerve block
on the block
roadblock
snatch block
starting block
stumbling block
sun block
superblock
unblock
wood block
writer´s block

Synonyms and antonyms of chock-a-block in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «chock-a-block» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CHOCK-A-BLOCK

Find out the translation of chock-a-block to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of chock-a-block from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «chock-a-block» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

挽袖-A块
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

-a- cuña
570 millions of speakers

English

chock-a-block
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ठसाठस एक ब्लॉक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الساندة واحد في كتلة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

битком- блок
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

chock-a -block
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পরিপূর্ণভাবে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

plein à déborder
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Chock-a-block
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

knüppelvoll
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ぎっしりブロック
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

꽉블록
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Chock-a-block
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

kê chận lại
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

குவி ஒரு தொகுதி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

चोक-ए-ब्लॉक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

tıkışık
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

pieno zeppo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

klin -a -block
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

битком - блок
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

chock -a- bloc
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ασφυκτικά -a - block
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

stampvol - blok
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

chock - a-block
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

chock-a -block
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of chock-a-block

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CHOCK-A-BLOCK»

The term «chock-a-block» is regularly used and occupies the 94.062 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CHOCK-A-BLOCK» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about chock-a-block

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QUOTES WITH «CHOCK-A-BLOCK»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word chock-a-block.
1
Alan Davies
My favourite restaurant is the Thai Corner Cafe on St Paul's Road. We go there all the time. I shouldn't really mention it - I don't want it to be chock-a-block.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CHOCK-A-BLOCK»

Discover the use of chock-a-block in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to chock-a-block and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Let's Go, Baby!: A Chock-a-Block Book
Baby visits Grandma in this tranportation-themed chunky, lightweight board book!
Jean McElroy, 2010
2
SpongeBob PartyPants: A Chock-a-Block Book
SpongeBob gives a birthday party for a mystery guest.
Orli Zuravicky, 2010
3
Night-Night, Sleepyhead: A Chock-a-Block Book
As night falls, the forest animals prepare to sleep. On board pages.
Jean McElroy, 2010
4
A Present for Kai-lan: A Chock-a-Block Book
Kai-lan's friends want to do something special for Kai-lan. Hoho suggest they make a present for her and they do so. But Hoho jump into the box and spoils the present! After cleaning up Kai-lan says her firends are the best present of all.
Ellie Seiss, 2010
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Untitled Chock-A-Block Book #5: A Chock-a-Block Boo
Dubbed The Athena Project, the novels will follow these elite female warriors from their recruitment as top-level athletes, through their training, to their deployment on some of the most exciting and dangerous international assignments the ...
Tk (Children's), To Be Announced, 2013
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Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary
... for chock-a-block chock-a-block /.tfok.a'blDk, '-/ © /'tjaik.a.blaik/ adjective [after verb] informal describes a place that is very full of people or things: The streets were chock-a-block (with cars). chocker /'tjDk.a/ © /tj"a:k-/ adjective (also chockers) ...
‎2008
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The Chock-a-block Book
Well, now's your chance as thousands of characters and hours of fun are packed into the fifteen huge scenes inside The Whatalot Book. As seen regularly The Funday Times.
G. Pilbrow, 1995
8
Best Friends: A Chock-a-Block Book
Brobee and Muno are friends...best friends. Find out why in this sweet and silly story. A great book for sharing with your own best friend!
Ellie Seiss, 2010
9
Webster's II New College Dictionary
As close as possible <chock up against the rail> chock-a-block (chok'a-blok') adj. 1. Drawn so close as to have the blocks touching. — Used of a ship's hoisting tackle. 2. Crowded <a house chock-a-block with guests> — chock '-a-Wock' ...
Webster's New World Dictionary, Editors Of Webster's II Dictionaries, 2005
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The Sailor's Word: A Complete Dictionary of Nautical Terms ...
It is also choaked or chocked, when a ship is likely to get strong stern-way, when tiller-ropes break, &c. To chock, is to put a wedge under anything to prevent its rolling. (See CHUCK.) CHOCK-A-BLOCK, OR CHOCK AND BLOCK. Is the same  ...
William Henry Smyth, Edward Belcher, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CHOCK-A-BLOCK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term chock-a-block is used in the context of the following news items.
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The Clinton Campaign Corralled Reporters, But Don't Expect Them …
“We don't want to do chock-a-block commodity news," he added, "and so, frankly, these events like parades are most of the time so newsless ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
2
Unpredictable selection process for GOP debate in Cleveland …
... “is everywhere,” CityLab.com says as cities in the United States and abroad “are becoming chock-a-block with blocky-looking buildings.”. «Crain's Cleveland Business, Jul 15»
3
Vyapam deaths not sensational enough? Flashbulbs of Lalit-gate …
Lalit-gate also has the advantage that it's chock-a-block with the names of the rich and famous, perfect for the outrage factory that is evening ... «Firstpost, Jul 15»
4
The Open 2015: The timeless Tom Watson
All the stands were chock-a-block full. They were full of people sitting there in the driving rain, in their rainsuits and their brollies. “You wouldn't ... «National Club Golfer, Jul 15»
5
'Jengaform' Architecture Is Everywhere
New York is chock-a-block with blocky-looking buildings. New designs for San Francisco, Washington, D.C., even Skid Row in Los Angeles ... «CityLab, Jul 15»
6
Opelousas law enforcement leaders want to expand city jail, mayor …
"We have plenty warrants, but our city jail is chock-a-block," Mouton said. Mouton said he and Opelousas Police Chief Donald Thompson have ... «KATC Lafayette News, Jul 15»
7
Sublime staging of a modern masterpiece
... as does the beat of a single conga drum, ratcheting up the menace by the minute. It's a masterly touch in a show chock-a-block with them. «New Zealand Herald, Jul 15»
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Warminster divided over change in shopping centre car park hours
Sometimes it does get chock-a-block and it is a problem for some of us to park.” An employee at Lindsay's Linen who wished to remain anonymous said: “I used ... «Wiltshire Times, Jul 15»
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Curling club calls out city for lack of transparency 0
Council chambers was chock-a-block full for city council's regular June 29 meeting, as staff pulled out extra chairs for the members of the public ... «Wetaskiwin Times Advertiser, Jul 15»
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Saturday Fourth of July holiday impacts travel, occupancy
“It's chock-a-block full from now until Saturday in Aspen,” he said. “Then there's a significant mass exodus from the Ideas Fest, which opens up ... «Aspen Daily News, Jul 15»

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