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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. negative criticism
  6. a bad experience; " the school of hard knocks"
  7. the sound of knocking ( as on a door or in an engine or bearing); " the knocking grew louder"
  8. rap with the knuckles; " knock on the door"
  9. of car engines, when firing too early
  10. deliver a sharp blow or push :" He knocked the glass clear across the room"
  11. 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"
  12. To drive or be driven against something; to strike against something; to clash; as, one heavy body knocks against another.
  13. To strike or beat with something hard or heavy; to rap; as, to knock with a club; to knock on the door.
  14. 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.
  15. To strike for admittance; to rap upon, as a door.
  16. A blow; a stroke with something hard or heavy; a jar.
  17. A stroke, as on a door for admittance; a rap.
  18. To practice evil speaking or fault- finding; to criticize habitually or captiously.
  19. To impress strongly or forcibly; to astonish; to move to admiration or applause.
  20. A blow or stroke with something hard or heavy; rap.
  21. To give a blow to; to strike with something hard or heavy; slang, to criticize harshly.
  22. To drive or strike against something.
  23. To strike with something hard or heavy: to drive or be driven against: to strike for admittance: to rap.
  24. To strike: to drive against.
  25. A sudden stroke: a rap.
  26. A stroke; rap.
  27. To strike; rap.
  28. To strike; rap, as on a door, for admittance.
  29. A stroke; blow; rap.
  30. Knocker.
  31. A blow; a stroke with something hard or heavy; a stroke on a door for admittance; a rap.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. A blow or stroke with something hard or heavy; a stroke on a door; a rap.
  35. To strike with a noise; to rap; to drive against.
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Quotes of knock

  1. Just knock hell out of it with your right hand. – Tommy Armour
  2. Truth is a demure lady, much too ladylike to knock you on your head and drag you to her cave. She is there, but people must want her, and seek her out. – William F. Buckley, Jr.
  3. If I want to knock a story off the front page, I just change my hairstyle. – Hillary Clinton
  4. Why should we strive, with cynic frown, to knock their fairy castles down? – Eliza Cook
  5. A knock -down argument; 'tis but a word and a blow. – John Dryden
  6. You have a row of dominoes set up; you knock over the first one, and what will happen to the last one is that it will go over very quickly. – Dwight D. Eisenhower
  7. There will always be a few people who just want to knock you down or are jealous or just want to be horrible for the sake of it. I don't know what drives someone to be nasty. – Geri Halliwell
  8. One way to bring down crime in the state of California and every state in the union is to have an enforceable border. That means let's build that border fence. When people want to come into this country, let's ask them to knock on the front door. – Duncan Hunter
  9. Well I guess I like variety pretty much, but I do enjoy this work very much. Particularly with Buddy on the gig, we get a chance to knock each other out It'just wonderful. – Gene Krupa
  10. I wanted to take up music, so my father bought me a blunt instrument. He told me to knock myself out. – Jay London
  11. The knock -out punch is always the one you never see coming. – Aimee Mann
  12. I had not yet gotten into the world of light. But I felt as one who, standing outside, could knock against the wall and hear an answering knock from within. – Simon Newcomb
  13. It's to be a person who's able to shoot little arrows into sacred cows and knock politicians off their pedestals, to look out for hypocrisy, advocate for all sorts of things from social justice to peace. – Jonathan Shapiro
  14. No man ever got very high by pulling other people down. The intelligent merchant does not knock his competitors. The sensible worker does not work those who work with him. Don't knock your friends. Don't knock your enemies. Don't knock yourself. – Alfred Lord Tennyson

Usage examples for knock

  1. I'm going to knock you down!" – Apron-Strings by Eleanor Gates
  2. I seen him knock him- oh, he's not bad off, I guess, lady. – The Turmoil A Novel by Booth Tarkington
  3. There came another knock at the door. – Kent Knowles: Quahaug by Joseph C. Lincoln
  4. 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
  5. But I wouldn't wonder, said Doyle, but you could get him to knock 10s. – General John Regan 1913 by George A. Birmingham
  6. I say me knock 'em bofe down. – The Madman and the Pirate by R.M. Ballantyne
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. " You are nine- and- twenty," she observed, " and you've done nothing but-" " Knock about? – The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope
  10. Won't I knock 'er eyes out? – The Cross-Cut by Courtney Ryley Cooper
  11. " No." " Shall I knock – Star-Dust A Story of an American Girl by Fannie Hurst
  12. " Get away," he shouted, " or I will knock your head off." – The Mountain Divide by Frank H. Spearman
  13. If he comes near I'll knock him down. – Tom Slade with the Boys Over There by Percy K. Fitzhugh
  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. 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
  16. But Cook is sure she heard no knock not while I was out. – The Return by Walter de la Mare
  17. Oh, that knock did so hurt the little girl! – Six Little Bunkers at Cowboy Jack's by Laura Lee Hope
  18. I'll jest knock him over, and then I'll have meat enough to last me a month. – The Boy Trapper by Harry Castlemon
  19. I shan't have to knock you out, Blow- Hard. – The Huntress by Hulbert Footner
  20. 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

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