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to shut up. usually expressed in the form of a request.
will you put a sock in it? i'm trying to study here.
by themarcuscreature February 10, 2005
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Someone who used to be a potential girlfriend/boyfriend, but no longer is.
Tim: Zack, is that your exgirlfriend?
Zack: No, she's an expotential. We never actually dated...
by brownsuite September 24, 2011
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Currently means "Be Quit" or "Shut up".

Originally meant "Turn the Volume down."

In the days before Electricity there was no Volume Control on a record player (Gramophone) so the only way to reduce the volume down was to "Put a sock" (Or other item) in the speaker to muffle it.
Two kids are playing noisily, and their Dad shouts at them "Put a sock in it you two, I am on the Phone!"
by Dorsai December 20, 2010
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A jeering group-yell type of response to the 45th POTUS whom everyone finally now knows is entirely full of shit.
Put a sock in it!“ yelled the crowd of blue-collar teamsters, all perfectly in unison, before he even opened his lying pie-hole.
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by Dr Bunnygirl November 11, 2019
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