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Down South, even our vegetables have some pig hidden somewhere in it. A vegetable isn't a vegetable without a little ham hock.
Paula Deen

Meaning of "hock" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD HOCK

Short for hockshin, from Old English hōhsinu heel sinew.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF HOCK

hock  [hɒk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HOCK

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Hock is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb hock in English.

WHAT DOES HOCK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of hock in the English dictionary

The definition of hock in the dictionary is the joint at the tarsus of a horse or similar animal, pointing backwards and corresponding to the human ankle. Other definition of hock is the corresponding joint in domestic fowl.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO HOCK

PRESENT

Present
I hock
you hock
he/she/it hocks
we hock
you hock
they hock
Present continuous
I am hocking
you are hocking
he/she/it is hocking
we are hocking
you are hocking
they are hocking
Present perfect
I have hocked
you have hocked
he/she/it has hocked
we have hocked
you have hocked
they have hocked
Present perfect continuous
I have been hocking
you have been hocking
he/she/it has been hocking
we have been hocking
you have been hocking
they have been hocking
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I hocked
you hocked
he/she/it hocked
we hocked
you hocked
they hocked
Past continuous
I was hocking
you were hocking
he/she/it was hocking
we were hocking
you were hocking
they were hocking
Past perfect
I had hocked
you had hocked
he/she/it had hocked
we had hocked
you had hocked
they had hocked
Past perfect continuous
I had been hocking
you had been hocking
he/she/it had been hocking
we had been hocking
you had been hocking
they had been hocking
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will hock
you will hock
he/she/it will hock
we will hock
you will hock
they will hock
Future continuous
I will be hocking
you will be hocking
he/she/it will be hocking
we will be hocking
you will be hocking
they will be hocking
Future perfect
I will have hocked
you will have hocked
he/she/it will have hocked
we will have hocked
you will have hocked
they will have hocked
Future perfect continuous
I will have been hocking
you will have been hocking
he/she/it will have been hocking
we will have been hocking
you will have been hocking
they will have been hocking
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would hock
you would hock
he/she/it would hock
we would hock
you would hock
they would hock
Conditional continuous
I would be hocking
you would be hocking
he/she/it would be hocking
we would be hocking
you would be hocking
they would be hocking
Conditional perfect
I would have hock
you would have hock
he/she/it would have hock
we would have hock
you would have hock
they would have hock
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been hocking
you would have been hocking
he/she/it would have been hocking
we would have been hocking
you would have been hocking
they would have been hocking
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you hock
we let´s hock
you hock
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to hock
Past participle
hocked
Present Participle
hocking
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HOCK

hochmagandy
hockey
hockey mom
hockey player
hockey stick
hockle
hockling
Hockney
hockshop
Hocktide
hocus
hocus-pocus
hocus-pocussed
hocus-pocussing
hocussed
hocussing

WORDS THAT END LIKE HOCK

block
building block
clock
cock
digital clock
dock
eight o´clock
Hitchcock
in stock
knock
lock
on the block
out of stock
rock
sherlock
shock
stock
the Rock
unblock
unlock

Synonyms and antonyms of hock in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «hock» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HOCK

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

Translator English - Chinese

典当
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

corvejón
570 millions of speakers

English

hock
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ओल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

العرقوب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

поджилки
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

jarrete
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বন্ধকী জিনিস
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

jarret
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Hock
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Sprunggelenk
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ホック
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

호크
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Hock
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nhượng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பின்னங் குதிகால்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

हॉॉक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

iç diz
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

garretto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Hock
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

жижки
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Hock
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ταρσό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

hak
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

hasen
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

hock
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of hock

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HOCK»

The term «hock» is very widely used and occupies the 17.741 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HOCK» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about hock

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QUOTES WITH «HOCK»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word hock.
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Paula Deen
Down South, even our vegetables have some pig hidden somewhere in it. A vegetable isn't a vegetable without a little ham hock.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HOCK»

Discover the use of hock in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to hock and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Birth of the Chaordic Age
A inside look at the VISA corporation and the new chaordic business organization method, chaos and order combined, describes how this method works for VISA and how it is being put into practice all over the world. 75,000 first printing. $75 ...
Dee Hock, 1999
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The Perfect Edge: The Ultimate Guide to Sharpening for ...
Includes bibliographical references (p. [220]-221) and index.
Ron Hock, 2010
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Principles of Historical Linguistics
In addition, the book provides a very broad exemplification of the principles of historical linguistics.
Hans Henrich Hock, 1991
4
The Population of Singapore
The third edition of this book presents a most comprehensive and up-to-date analysis of population trends and patterns in Singapore since its foundation in 1819 to the present day.
Swee-Hock Saw, 2012
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In Hock: Pawning in America from Independence through the ...
The definitive history of pawnbroking in the United States from the nation’s founding through the Great Depression, In Hock demonstrates that the pawnshop was essential to the rise of capitalism.
Wendy A. Woloson, 2009
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Language History, Language Change, and Language ...
Most chapters in this new edition have been reworked, with some difficult passages removed, other passages thoroughly rewritten, and several new sections added, e.g. on language and race and on Indian writing systems.
Hans Henrich Hock, Brian D. Joseph, 2009
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One from Many: Visa and the Rise of Chaordic Organization
Hock, founder and CEO emeritus of VISA, provides a fascinating overview of the largest business organization in the world, which has a market value that is, conservatively speaking, more than double that of General Electric.
Dee Hock, 2009
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Hock and Soda Water
Warm, funny and entertaining Hock and Soda Water is a nostalgic lament for a life never lived.
John Mortimer, 2001
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The Population of Peninsular Malaysia
Swee-Hock Saw. In preparing the manuscript I have been constantly guided by a desire to produce a comprehensive and up-to-date book by covering all the major topics which ought to be included in such a study and by going as far back in ...
Swee-Hock Saw, 2007
10
Human Sexuality
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Roger R. Hock, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HOCK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term hock is used in the context of the following news items.
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David Cameron accuses Labour of being 'in hock' over trade unions …
DAVID Cameron today accused Labour of being “utterly in hock” to trade unions after an angry backlash against Tory plans to curb strikes. «Express.co.uk, Jul 15»
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Strike to the heart: Tories reveal brutal plans to shackle Trade …
“That is why it is right to have these thresholds and I think the whole country will see a Labour Party utterly in hock to the trade unions and they ... «Scottish Daily Record, Jul 15»
3
Elite starts on high note, fades into one-note fare - San Francisco …
The smoked chicken gumbo ($14/$24) was also too tame, and the flavors of the ham hock and roasted jalapeño didn't shine. It took so long to ... «San Francisco Chronicle, Jul 15»
4
What Taylor Swift taught a 39-year-old ex-jock - Vox
Surely we could hock them at a profit, I told Stephanie. Or perhaps sell them to friends at face value. Worst-case scenario, I said, we'd just go ... «Vox, Jul 15»
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Malaysian charged with harbouring One-eyed Dragon Tan Chor Jin …
Tan had shot and killed night club owner Lim Hock Soon, 41, a little over an hour earlier at Lim's home in Serangoon Avenue 4 . Tan, who fired ... «AsiaOne, Jul 15»
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Seven companies sign China business deals - Nation | The Star …
Fajarbaru Builder Sdn Bhd senior general manager Toh Teng Hock said he signed an MoU with China Railway Engineering Corporation (M) ... «The Star Online, Jul 15»
7
Riba Stirling Prize 2015: Shortlisted entries for British architecture's …
Saw Swee Hock Student Centre makes art of humblest of buildings · Carbuncle Cup 2014: Woolwich Central named worst new building. «The Independent, Jul 15»
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Man Shares Reality Of Melanoma From His Diagnosis To His Death …
Steve Hock was only 31 when he died from melanoma in 2012. Before his death, he documented his battle with this very serious disease with a series of ... «Bustle, Jul 15»
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Get to bottom of police probe on Teoh Beng Hock case, DAP tells …
Lee Lan and her mother Teng Shuw Hoi in tears outside the Selangor MACC headquarters. — Picture by Zuraneeza ZulkifliKUALA LUMPUR, ... «Malay Mail Online, Jul 15»
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Avago Technologies Ltd (AVGO) Discloses Form 4 Insider Selling …
Avago Technologies Ltd (AVGO) Discloses Insider Transaction. Hock E Tan , President and CEO of Avago Technologies Ltd sold 105,730 ... «OTC Outlook, Jul 15»

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