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Chock vs. Shock: What's the Difference?

Edited by Sumera Saeed || By Sawaira Riaz || Updated on October 4, 2023
Chock is a wedge or support, while Shock is a sudden disturbance or impact.

Key Differences

Chock refers to a wedge or block used to prevent movement, especially in vehicles or machinery. It's a physical object that is often seen on construction sites, airports, or other places where there is heavy machinery or vehicles that need to be kept stationary.
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On the other hand, Shock can mean a sudden and intense disturbance, whether emotional, physical, or electrical. It can be a reaction to an unexpected event or news.
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While Chock serves a practical, tangible purpose, Shock can manifest both physically, like an electric shock, or mentally, like the shock of surprising news.
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Chock offers stability and security by ensuring that things remain in place. In contrast, Shock can disrupt stability, causing abrupt changes or reactions.
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Comparison Chart

Nature

Physical object
Disturbance or impact
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Usage

Typically in the context of stabilization
Refers to unexpected or intense reactions/events
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Part of Speech

Noun
Noun, Verb
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Associated Fields

Construction, Aviation, Mechanics
Medicine, Psychology, Physics
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Examples

Used to keep wheels stationary
Can be emotional, physical, or electrical
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Chock and Shock Definitions

Chock

Chock is a restraint used to prevent movement.
The chock kept the boat from drifting.
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Shock

Shock refers to an electric jolt.
Touching the live wire can give a nasty electric shock.
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Chock

Chock is a wedge or block.
Place the chock behind the wheel to prevent movement.
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Shock

Shock is a tuft or bundle.
A shock of wheat stood tall in the field.
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Chock

Chock can mean to support or bolster.
Chock the shelf with brackets to ensure it holds.
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Shock

A violent collision, impact, or explosion, or the force or movement resulting from this
The shock of the explosion blew out windows of every building on the street.
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Chock

Chock means to stabilize or secure.
Chock the airplane's tires before maintenance.
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Shock

Something that suddenly causes emotional distress
The news of his death was a shock to all of us.
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Chock

A block or wedge placed under something else, such as a wheel, to keep it from moving.
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Shock

A sudden feeling of distress
The shock of the news has not yet worn off.
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Chock

(Nautical) A heavy fitting of metal or wood with two jaws curving inward, through which a rope or cable may be run.
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Shock

A massive, acute physiological reaction usually to physical trauma, infection, or allergy, characterized by a marked loss of blood pressure, resulting in a diminished blood flow to body tissues and a rapid heart rate.
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Chock

To fit with or secure by a chock
The plane's wheels were chocked and chained down.
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Shock

The sensation and muscular spasm caused by an electric current passing through the body or a body part.
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Chock

(Nautical) To place (a boat) on blocks or wedges.
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Shock

A sudden economic disturbance, such as a rise in the price of a commodity.
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Chock

As close as possible
Had to stand chock up against the railing.
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Shock

A shock absorber.
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Chock

Any object used as a wedge or filler, especially when placed behind a wheel to prevent it from rolling.
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Shock

A number of sheaves of grain stacked upright in a field for drying.
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Chock

(nautical) Any fitting or fixture used to restrict movement, especially movement of a line; traditionally was a fixture near a bulwark with two horns pointing towards each other, with a gap between where the line can be inserted.
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Shock

A thick heavy mass
A shock of white hair.
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Chock

(obsolete) An encounter.
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Shock

To surprise and disturb greatly
We were shocked by his admission of wrongdoing.
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Chock

(transitive) To stop or fasten, as with a wedge, or block; to scotch.
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Shock

To induce a state of physical shock in (an animal or person).
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Chock

To fill up, as a cavity.
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Shock

To subject (an animal or person) to an electric shock.
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Chock

(nautical) To insert a line in a chock.
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Shock

To administer electric current to (a patient) to treat cardiac arrest or life-threatening arrhythmias.
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Chock

(obsolete) To encounter.
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Shock

To administer electroconvulsive therapy to (a patient).
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Chock

To make a dull sound.
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Shock

To come into contact violently, as in battle; collide.
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Chock

(nautical) Entirely; quite.
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Shock

To gather (grain) into shocks.
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Chock

To stop or fasten, as with a wedge, or block; to scotch; as, to chock a wheel or cask.
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Shock

A sudden, heavy impact.
The train hit the buffers with a great shock.
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Chock

To fill up, as a cavity.
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Shock

(figuratively) Something so surprising that it is stunning.
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Chock

To encounter.
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Shock

(psychology) A sudden or violent mental or emotional disturbance.
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Chock

A wedge, or block made to fit in any space which it is desired to fill, esp. something to steady a cask or other body, or prevent it from moving, by fitting into the space around or beneath it.
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Shock

(medicine) Electric shock, a sudden burst of electrical energy hitting a person or animal.
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Chock

A heavy casting of metal, usually fixed near the gunwale. It has two short horn-shaped arms curving inward, between which ropes or hawsers may pass for towing, mooring, etc.
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Shock

(psychology) A state of distress following a mental or emotional disturbance.
Fans were in shock in the days following the singer's death.
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Chock

An encounter.
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Shock

(medicine) Circulatory shock, a medical emergency characterized by the inability of the circulatory system to supply enough oxygen to meet tissue requirements.
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Chock

Entirely; quite; as, chock home; chock aft.
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Shock

(physics) A shock wave.
Several reflected shocks enter the bomb core in rapid succession, each helping to compress it to its maximum density.
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Chock

A block of wood used to prevent the sliding or rolling of a heavy object
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Shock

A shock absorber (typically in the suspension of a vehicle).
If your truck's been riding rough, it might need new shocks.
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Chock

Secure with chocks
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Shock

(mathematics) A discontinuity arising in the solution of a partial differential equation.
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Chock

Support on chocks;
Chock the boat
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Shock

A chemical added to a swimming pool to moderate the chlorine levels.
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Chock

As completely as possible;
It was chock-a-block full
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Shock

An arrangement of sheaves for drying; a stook.
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Chock

Chock refers to filling a space fully.
The room was chock full of antiques.
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Shock

A lot consisting of sixty pieces; a term applied in some Baltic ports to loose goods.
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Shock

(by extension) A tuft or bunch of something, such as hair or grass.
His head boasted a shock of sandy hair.
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Shock

(obsolete) A small dog with long shaggy hair, especially a poodle or spitz; a shaggy lapdog.
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Shock

Causing intense surprise, horror, etc.; unexpected and shocking.
His shock announcement rocked the tennis world.
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Shock

(transitive) To cause to be emotionally shocked; to cause (someone) to feel surprised and upset.
The disaster shocked the world.
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Shock

(transitive) To give an electric shock to.
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Shock

(transitive) To subject to a shock wave or violent impact.
Ammonium nitrate can detonate if severely shocked.
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Shock

To meet with a shock; to collide in a violent encounter.
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Shock

(transitive) To add a chemical to (a swimming pool) to moderate the chlorine levels.
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Shock

(transitive) To collect, or make up, into a shock or shocks; to stook.
To shock rye
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Shock

A pile or assemblage of sheaves of grain, as wheat, rye, or the like, set up in a field, the sheaves varying in number from twelve to sixteen; a stook.
And cause it on shocks to be by and by set.
Behind the master walks, builds up the shocks.
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Shock

A lot consisting of sixty pieces; - a term applied in some Baltic ports to loose goods.
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Shock

A quivering or shaking which is the effect of a blow, collision, or violent impulse; a blow, impact, or collision; a concussion; a sudden violent impulse or onset.
These strong, unshaken mounds resist the shocksOf tides and seas tempestuous.
He stood the shock of a whole host of foes.
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Shock

A sudden agitation of the mind or feelings; a sensation of pleasure or pain caused by something unexpected or overpowering; also, a sudden agitating or overpowering event.
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Shock

A sudden depression of the vital forces of the entire body, or of a port of it, marking some profound impression produced upon the nervous system, as by severe injury, overpowering emotion, or the like.
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Shock

The sudden convulsion or contraction of the muscles, with the feeling of a concussion, caused by the discharge, through the animal system, of electricity from a charged body.
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Shock

A dog with long hair or shag; - called also shockdog.
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Shock

A thick mass of bushy hair; as, a head covered with a shock of sandy hair.
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Shock

To collect, or make up, into a shock or shocks; to stook; as, to shock rye.
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Shock

To be occupied with making shocks.
Reap well, scatter not, gather clean that is shorn,Bind fast, shock apace.
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Shock

To give a shock to; to cause to shake or waver; hence, to strike against suddenly; to encounter with violence.
Come the three corners of the world in arms,And we shall shock them.
I shall never forget the force with which he shocked De Vipont.
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Shock

To strike with surprise, terror, horror, or disgust; to cause to recoil; as, his violence shocked his associates.
Advise him not to shock a father's will.
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Shock

To subject to the action of an electrical discharge so as to cause a more or less violent depression or commotion of the nervous system.
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Shock

To meet with a shock; to meet in violent encounter.
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Shock

Bushy; shaggy; as, a shock hair.
His red shock peruke . . . was laid aside.
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Shock

The feeling of distress and disbelief that you have when something bad happens accidentally;
His mother's deathleft him in a daze
He was numb with shock
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Shock

The violent interaction of individuals or groups entering into combat;
The armies met in the shock of battle
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Shock

A reflex response to the passage of electric current through the body;
Subjects received a small electric shock when they mae the wrong response
Electricians get accustomed to occasional shocks
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Shock

(pathology) bodily collapse or near collapse caused by inadequate oxygen delivery to the cells; characterized by reduced cardiac output and rapid heartbeat and circulatory insufficiency and pallor;
Loss of blood is an important cause of shock
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Shock

An instance of agitation of the earth's crust;
The first shock of the earthquake came shortly after noon while workers were at lunch
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Shock

An unpleasant or disappointing surprise;
It came as a shock to learn that he was injured
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Shock

A pile of sheaves of grain set on end in a field to dry; stalks of Indian corn set up in a field;
Corn is bound in small sheeves and several sheeves are set up together in shocks
Whole fields of wheat in shock
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Shock

A bushy thick mass (especially hair);
He had an unruly shock of black hair
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Shock

A mechanical damper; absorbs energy of sudden impulses;
The old car needed a new set of shocks
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Shock

Surprise greatly; knock someone's socks off;
I was floored when I heard that I was promoted
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Shock

Strike with disgust or revulsion;
The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends
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Shock

Strike with horror or terror;
The news of the bombing shocked her
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Shock

Collide violently
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Shock

Collect or gather into shocks;
Shock grain
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Shock

Subject to electrical shocks
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Shock

Inflict a trauma upon
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Shock

Shock is a sudden upsetting or surprising event.
The news of the accident gave him a great shock.
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Shock

Shock is a life-threatening medical condition.
The patient went into shock after the surgery.
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Shock

Shock is to deeply disturb or offend.
The scandalous revelation shocked the community.
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FAQs

Can Chock mean to fill a space fully?

Yes, as in "the room was chock full of people."
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Can Shock be used as a verb?

Yes, "shock" can mean to cause someone to feel surprised or upset.
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Is Chock commonly used in everyday language?

Chock is more common in specific contexts like construction or aviation, less in daily conversation.
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What causes someone to go into medical shock?

Factors like trauma, infection, or certain severe medical conditions can cause shock.
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Can positive news also be a shock?

Absolutely! Unexpected, intense reactions can come from positive news as well.
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Can I use chocks for my car on an incline?

Yes, chocks can prevent a car from rolling downhill.
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How can I differentiate between Chock and Shock in pronunciation?

"Chock" sounds like "chalk," while "Shock" sounds like "shock."
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What are the symptoms of shock in a medical context?

Symptoms include cold/clammy skin, rapid heartbeat, and shallow breathing.
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How does an electric shock occur?

When there's a sudden discharge of electricity through a part of the body.
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Can a movie or book shock someone?

Yes, intense or unexpected scenes can be shocking.
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What materials are chocks typically made of?

Chocks are often made of rubber, metal, or wood.
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Why is it important to chock airplane wheels?

Chocking ensures that the plane remains stationary during loading, unloading, or maintenance.
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Is there a specific size for chocks?

No, chocks come in various sizes based on the equipment or vehicle they're intended for.
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Are there different types of medical shock?

Yes, including septic, cardiogenic, and hypovolemic shock, among others.
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Can a person be in a state of shock without physical injury?

Yes, emotional or psychological events can cause shock.
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How can one avoid electric shocks at home?

By ensuring proper grounding, avoiding water near electrical outlets, and not overloading circuits.
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What's the primary purpose of a chock in aviation?

To prevent an aircraft from moving unintentionally.
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Are shocks dangerous in electrical systems?

Yes, they can cause injury or even be fatal.
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What's the opposite of chocking an object?

Removing the chock or releasing the restraint.
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Can "chock" be used as a verb?

Yes, it means to stabilize or secure using a chock.
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