Definition of chock-full in English:



  • predicative Filled to overflowing.

    ‘my briefcase is chock-full of notes’
    • ‘My latest trip was chock-full of thrills, spills and adventure.’
    • ‘As babies we have fabulous skin, because we're chock-full of the stuff.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Their performance was more about confirmation - confirmation they are chock-full of ball handlers, strong runners and clever footballers.’
    • ‘Around me is rolling grassland and Ribena-purple heather-beds, all chock-full of birdlife, from choughs to corn buntings to petrels.’
    • ‘If there's one thing Warner Bros. knows how to do, it's putting together terrific DVD packages chock-full of special features.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘No great loss; Rolls' current one-man show is a dazzling compendium of pieces chock-full of barbed wit and sharp social insight.’
    • ‘The disc is chock-full of unreleased tracks, out-of-print gems and old 12-inches.’
    • ‘The Sunday Times Magazine, in association with Simon & Schuster, is giving you the chance to win one of 50 bags chock-full of memorabilia.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The works are chock-full of cool photos, drawings, and ads, though the latter two are more technical than the souvenir program.’
    • ‘All the hours from 8: 30 to 4: 30 were chock-full of classes for the first time in two semesters.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘From outdoor light sculptures to all-puppet chorus lines, this season is, without a doubt, chock-full of weird and wonderful artistic delights.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It's a pocket-size paperback, but it's chock-full of wonderful things.’
    • ‘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.’
    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.