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chock-a-block

chock-a-block
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [chok ey blok]
    • /tʃɒk eɪ blɒk/
    • /tʃɒk ə blɒk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chok ey blok]
    • /tʃɒk eɪ blɒk/

Definitions of chock-a-block word

  • adjective chock-a-block A place that is chock-a-block is very full of people, things, or vehicles. 3
  • adjective chock-a-block filled to capacity; in a crammed state 3
  • adjective chock-a-block with the blocks brought close together, as when a tackle is pulled as tight as possible 3
  • adjective chock-a-block extremely full; crowded; jammed: a room chockablock with furniture and plants. 1
  • adjective chock-a-block Nautical. having the blocks drawn close together, as when the tackle is hauled to the utmost. 1
  • adverb chock-a-block in a crowded manner: books piled chockablock on the narrow shelf. 1

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Parts of speech for Chock-a-block

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

chock-a-block popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 44% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 55% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

Synonyms for chock-a-block

adj chock-a-block

  • brimming — completely full with something
  • overcrowded — filled to excess; packed.
  • overflowing — to flow or run over, as rivers or water: After the thaw, the river overflows and causes great damage.
  • packed — transporting, or used in transporting, a pack or load: pack animals.
  • stuffed — the material of which anything is made: a hard, crystalline stuff.

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