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CROCK

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does crock mean? 

CROCK (noun)
  The noun CROCK has 3 senses:

1. a black colloidal substance consisting wholly or principally of amorphous carbon and used to make pigments and ink
2. nonsense; foolish talk
3. an earthen jar (made of baked clay)

  Familiarity information: CROCK used as a noun is uncommon.


CROCK (verb)
  The verb CROCK has 2 senses:

1. release color when rubbed, of badly dyed fabric
2. soil with or as with crock

  Familiarity information: CROCK used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CROCK (noun)


Sense 1crock [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A black colloidal substance consisting wholly or principally of amorphous carbon and used to make pigments and ink

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

soot; smut; lampblack; crock; carbon black

Hypernyms ("crock" is a kind of...):

atomic number 6; C; carbon (an abundant nonmetallic tetravalent element occurring in three allotropic forms: amorphous carbon and graphite and diamond; occurs in all organic compounds)


Sense 2crock [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Nonsense; foolish talk

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

that's a crock

Hypernyms ("crock" is a kind of...):

bunk; hokum; meaninglessness; nonsense; nonsensicality (a message that seems to convey no meaning)


Sense 3crock [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An earthen jar (made of baked clay)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

earthenware jar; crock

Hypernyms ("crock" is a kind of...):

jar (a vessel (usually cylindrical) with a wide mouth and without handles)


CROCK (verb)


Sense 1crock [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Release color when rubbed, of badly dyed fabric

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Hypernyms (to "crock" is one way to...):

bleed; run (be diffused)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 2crock [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Soil with or as with crock

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Hypernyms (to "crock" is one way to...):

begrime; bemire; colly; dirty; grime; soil (make soiled, filthy, or dirty)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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