Definitions of knock

  1. a vigorous blow; " the sudden knock floored him"; " he took a bash right in his face"; " he got a bang on the head"
  2. the act of hitting vigorously; " he gave the table a whack"
  3. knock against with force or violence; " My car bumped into the tree"
  4. make light, repeated taps on a surface; " he was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently"
  5. a bad experience; " the school of hard knocks"
  6. the sound of knocking ( as on a door or in an engine or bearing); " the knocking grew louder"
  7. rap with the knuckles; " knock on the door"
  8. of car engines, when firing too early
  9. deliver a sharp blow or push :" He knocked the glass clear across the room"
  10. sound like a car engine that is firing too early; " the car pinged when I put in low- octane gasoline"; " The car pinked when the ignition was too far retarded"
  11. To drive or be driven against something; to strike against something; to clash; as, one heavy body knocks against another.
  12. To strike or beat with something hard or heavy; to rap; as, to knock with a club; to knock on the door.
  13. To strike with something hard or heavy; to move by striking; to drive ( a thing) against something; as, to knock a ball with a bat; to knock the head against a post; to knock a lamp off the table.
  14. To strike for admittance; to rap upon, as a door.
  15. A blow; a stroke with something hard or heavy; a jar.
  16. A stroke, as on a door for admittance; a rap.
  17. To practice evil speaking or fault- finding; to criticize habitually or captiously.
  18. To impress strongly or forcibly; to astonish; to move to admiration or applause.
  19. A blow or stroke with something hard or heavy; rap.
  20. To give a blow to; to strike with something hard or heavy; slang, to criticize harshly.
  21. To drive or strike against something.
  22. To strike with something hard or heavy: to drive or be driven against: to strike for admittance: to rap.
  23. To strike: to drive against.
  24. A sudden stroke: a rap.
  25. A stroke; rap.
  26. To strike; rap.
  27. To strike; rap, as on a door, for admittance.
  28. Knocker.
  29. A blow; a stroke with something hard or heavy; a stroke on a door for admittance; a rap.
  30. To strike; to drive against; to drive. To knock down, to strike down; to fell. To knock out, to force out by a blow or blows. To knock up, to arouse by knocking; to weary out with excessive toil. To knock off, to force off by beating; to assign to a bidder at an auction by a blow with a hammer; also to knock down. To knock on the head, to stun or kill by a blow or blows; to defeat.
  31. To strike with something hard or heavy; to drive or be driven against; to clash; to rap. To knock about, to idle about. To knock off, to stop work. To knock under, to yield; to submit; to acknowledge one's self beaten.
  32. A blow or stroke with something hard or heavy; a stroke on a door; a rap.
  33. To strike with a noise; to rap; to drive against.

Usage examples for knock

  1. A few seconds of silence, then a knock on the other side of the door. – The Grain Of Dust A Novel by David Graham Phillips
  2. They were set on a drinking- place- where one could get drink any hour of the night without having to knock folks up, or even to get out of bed for it! – Colorado Jim by George Goodchild
  3. I'm going to knock you down!" – Apron-Strings by Eleanor Gates
  4. But Cook is sure she heard no knock- not while I was out. – The Return by Walter de la Mare
  5. " No." " Shall I knock?" – Star-Dust A Story of an American Girl by Fannie Hurst
  6. I seen him knock him- oh, he's not bad off, I guess, lady. – The Turmoil A Novel by Booth Tarkington
  7. I shan't have to knock you out, Blow- Hard. – The Huntress by Hulbert Footner
  8. If he comes near I'll knock him down. – Tom Slade with the Boys Over There by Percy K. Fitzhugh
  9. Won't I knock 'er eyes out? – The Cross-Cut by Courtney Ryley Cooper
  10. There came another knock at the door. – Kent Knowles: Quahaug by Joseph C. Lincoln
  11. I'll jest knock him over, and then I'll have meat enough to last me a month. – The Boy Trapper by Harry Castlemon
  12. Will you come with me, an' knock at his side door to- night, after the place is shut? – The Hole in the Wall by Arthur Morrison
  13. His fist was within an inch of Jack's nose: " Do you want me to knock your head off? – Peter A Novel of Which He is Not the Hero by F. Hopkinson Smith
  14. An' if I come to anything you want to bid in, you hold up your finger, an' I'll knock it down to you. – Country Neighbors by Alice Brown
  15. But I wouldn't wonder, said Doyle, but you could get him to knock 10s. – General John Regan 1913 by George A. Birmingham
  16. " You are nine- and- twenty," she observed, " and you've done nothing but-" " Knock about? – The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope
  17. I say me knock 'em bofe down. – The Madman and the Pirate by R.M. Ballantyne
  18. Presently she thought she heard a low knock at the front door, and went to see. – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1904 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  19. Oh, that knock did so hurt the little girl! – Six Little Bunkers at Cowboy Jack's by Laura Lee Hope
  20. " Get away," he shouted, " or I will knock your head off." – The Mountain Divide by Frank H. Spearman