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Definitions of knock

  1. 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. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To strike; rap, as on a door, for admittance. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To strike for admittance; to rap upon, as a door. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To impress strongly or forcibly; to astonish; to move to admiration or applause. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To give a blow to; to strike with something hard or heavy; slang, to criticize harshly. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. To strike: to drive against. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  9. To drive or be driven against something; to strike against something; to clash; as, one heavy body knocks against another. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To strike or beat with something hard or heavy; to rap; as, to knock with a club; to knock on the door. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To practice evil speaking or fault-finding; to criticize habitually or captiously. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To drive or strike against something. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. To strike with something hard or heavy: to drive or be driven against: to strike for admittance: to rap. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. To strike; rap. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. make light, repeated taps on a surface; "he was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. rap with the knuckles; "knock on the door" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. 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. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. To strike with a noise; to rap; to drive against. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  19. a vigorous blow; "the sudden knock floored him"; "he took a bash right in his face"; "he got a bang on the head" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. a bad experience; "the school of hard knocks" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. A blow; a stroke with something hard or heavy; a jar. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. A stroke, as on a door for admittance; a rap. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. A blow or stroke with something hard or heavy; rap. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  24. A sudden stroke: a rap. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  25. A stroke; rap. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  26. Knocker. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. A blow; a stroke with something hard or heavy; a stroke on a door for admittance; a rap. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  28. A blow or stroke with something hard or heavy; a stroke on a door; a rap. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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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
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