Pronunciation: nǒk
v. i.1.To drive or be driven against something; to strike against something; to clash; as, one heavy body knocks against another.
[imp. & p. p. Knocked (nǒkt); p. pr. & vb. n. Knocking.]
2.To strike or beat with something hard or heavy; to rap; as, to knock with a club; to knock on the door.
Seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
- Matt. vii. 7.
3.To practice evil speaking or fault-finding; to criticize habitually or captiously.
To knock about
to go about, taking knocks or rough usage; to wander about; to saunter.
To knock up
to fail of strength; to become wearied or worn out, as with labor; to give out.
- W. Irving.
To knock off
to cease, as from work; to desist.
- De Quincey.
To knock under
to yield; to submit; to acknowledge one's self conquered; - an expression probably borrowed from the practice of knocking under the table with the knuckles, when conquered.
- Thackeray.
v. t.1.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.
2.To strike for admittance; to rap upon, as a door.
Master, knock the door hard.
- Shak.
3.To impress strongly or forcibly; to astonish; to move to admiration or applause.
4.To criticise; to find fault with; to disparage.
To knock in the head
to stun or kill by a blow upon the head; hence, to put am end to; to defeat, as a scheme or project; to frustrate; to quash.
To knock off
a - To force off by a blow or by beating.
b - To assign to a bidder at an auction, by a blow on the counter.
c - To leave off (work, etc.).
To knock out
to force out by a blow or by blows; as, to knock out the brains.
To knock up
a - To arouse by knocking.
b - To beat or tire out; to fatigue till unable to do more; as, the men were entirely knocked up.
c - (Bookbinding) To make even at the edges, or to shape into book form, as printed sheets.
- Petherick.
d - To make pregnant. Often used in passive, "she got knocked up".
n.1.A blow; a stroke with something hard or heavy; a jar.
2.A stroke, as on a door for admittance; a rap.
A loud cry or some great knock.
- Holland.
Knock off
See knock off in the vocabulary.
Noun1.knock - the sound of knocking (as on a door or in an engine or bearing); "the knocking grew louder"
Synonyms: knocking
2.knock - negative criticism
Synonyms: roast
3.Knockknock - a vigorous blow; "the sudden knock floored him"; "he took a bash right in his face"; "he got a bang on the head"
Synonyms: bang, bash, smash, belt
4.knock - a bad experience; "the school of hard knocks"
5.knock - the act of hitting vigorously; "he gave the table a whack"
Synonyms: whang, whack, belt, rap
Verb1.knock - deliver a sharp blow or push :"He knocked the glass clear across the room"
Synonyms: strike hard
2.knock - rap with the knuckles; "knock on the door"
3.knock - knock against with force or violence; "My car bumped into the tree"
Synonyms: bump
4.knock - make light, repeated taps on a surface; "he was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently"
Synonyms: pink, rap, tap
5.knock - 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"
Synonyms: ping, pink
6.knock - find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws; "The paper criticized the new movie"; "Don't knock the food--it's free"
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