Definition of chock-full in US English:



  • predicative Filled to overflowing.

    ‘my briefcase is chock-full of notes’
    • ‘From outdoor light sculptures to all-puppet chorus lines, this season is, without a doubt, chock-full of weird and wonderful artistic delights.’
    • ‘As babies we have fabulous skin, because we're chock-full of the stuff.’
    • ‘The disc is chock-full of unreleased tracks, out-of-print gems and old 12-inches.’
    • ‘It's a pocket-size paperback, but it's chock-full of wonderful things.’
    • ‘All the hours from 8: 30 to 4: 30 were chock-full of classes for the first time in two semesters.’
    • ‘Political parties across Australia are chock-full of people of who would happily sell their souls for a seat in one or other of the nation's parliaments.’
    • ‘Around me is rolling grassland and Ribena-purple heather-beds, all chock-full of birdlife, from choughs to corn buntings to petrels.’
    • ‘This chunky dialler has a split personality: keep the keypad flush with the handset to use it as a phone, then flip open a flap to reveal a large screen, a menu chock-full of extras and a mini keyboard.’
    • ‘What's beyond my tolerance is that, clad in ancient costumes, the characters are speaking a contemporary language chock-full of modern parlance and quips.’
    • ‘My latest trip was chock-full of thrills, spills and adventure.’
    • ‘There's nothing to say about Erik Benson except that his essays are chock-full of genius ideas, and you should read everything he's written for the last month.’
    • ‘The Sunday Times Magazine, in association with Simon & Schuster, is giving you the chance to win one of 50 bags chock-full of memorabilia.’
    • ‘Their performance was more about confirmation - confirmation they are chock-full of ball handlers, strong runners and clever footballers.’
    • ‘No great loss; Rolls' current one-man show is a dazzling compendium of pieces chock-full of barbed wit and sharp social insight.’
    • ‘The works are chock-full of cool photos, drawings, and ads, though the latter two are more technical than the souvenir program.’
    • ‘Disguised in magazine format, this Bible is chock-full of fun facts, answers to questions you wanted to know but were afraid to ask, and pointers on how to live.’
    • ‘The lobby and bar areas are also chock-full of outlets, which make it even easier to take advantage of the hotel's free Wi-Fi.’
    • ‘The album is mainly middle-of-the-road reggae, heavy on drum and bass, and chock-full of melody lines that grab you right away and sound better with each listen.’
    • ‘If there's one thing Warner Bros. knows how to do, it's putting together terrific DVD packages chock-full of special features.’
    • ‘I took the Theo exam a while ago, which, as usual, was chock-full of trick questions and loopholes, all designed to tie the average student up in knots.’
    filled, full, well stocked, well supplied, well provided, crammed, crowded, packed, jammed, stuffed, teeming, overflowing, bursting, brimful, brimming, loaded, overloaded, thick, solid, charged, abounding
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Late Middle English: of unknown origin; later associated with chock.