knock

  • 1 knock — ► VERB 1) strike a surface noisily to attract attention. 2) collide forcefully with. 3) force to move or fall with a collision or blow. 4) make (a hole, dent, etc.) in something by striking it. 5) informal criticize. 6) (of a motor) make a… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 2 knock — [näk] vi. [ME knokken < OE cnocian, akin to ON knoka, MHG knochen, to press < echoic base > KNACK] 1. to strike a blow or blows with the fist or some hard object; esp., to rap on a door 2. to bump; collide; clash 3. to make a thumping,… …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 Knock — (n[o^]k), 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. [1913 Webster] When heroes… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Knock — (n[o^]k), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Knocked} (n[o^]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Knocking}.] [OE. knoken, AS. cnocian, cnucian; prob. of imitative origin; cf. Sw. knacka. Cf. {Knack}.] 1. To drive or be driven against something; to strike against something;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 Knock — ist der Name einer Landschaft in der Nähe von Emden, siehe: Knock (Ostfriesland) eines Marienwallfahrtsortes in Irland, County Mayo, siehe Knock (County Mayo) des in der Nähe gelegenen Flughafens Knock (Ireland West Airport Knock) eines Ortes in… …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 6 Knock — Knock, n. 1. A blow; a stroke with something hard or heavy; a jar. [1913 Webster] 2. A stroke, as on a door for admittance; a rap. A knock at the door. Longfellow. [1913 Webster] A loud cry or some great knock. Holland. [1913 Webster] {Knock off} …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 Knock — Knock. Knock es una localidad de Irlanda situada en el condado de Mayo, provincia de Connacht, en la costa oeste de la isla. Tiene cerca de 600 habitantes. Es famosa porque se dice que aquí se aparecieron la Virgen María, san José, Jesús en forma …

    Wikipedia Español

  • 8 Knock-on — may refer to: *Knock on electron *Knock on (rugby) *Knock on effect …

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  • 9 knock up — 1660s in sense of arouse by knocking at the door, from KNOCK (Cf. knock) (v.). However it is little used in this sense in American English, where the phrase means get a woman pregnant (1813), possibly ultimately from knock to copulate with… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 knock — [n1] pushing, striking beating, blow, box, clip, conk, cuff, hammering, hit, injury, lick, rap, slap, smack, swat, swipe, thump, whack; concept 189 knock [n2] strong criticism blame, censure, condemnation, defeat, failure, flak, pan, rap, rebuff …

    New thesaurus

  • 11 knock in — [phrasal verb] knock (a run or runner) in or knock in (a run or runner) baseball : to cause (a run or runner) to score He knocked in [=batted in, drove in] a run in the second inning with a double to left field. • • • Main Entry: ↑knock …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 12 knock-on — UK US /ˌnɒkˈɒn/ adjective [only before noun] ► causing other events or situations to happen, although not directly: »High petrol prices could be having a knock on effect among manufacturers. »knock on benefits/consequences …

    Financial and business terms

  • 13 knock-on — adj BrE have a knock on effect (on sth) to start a process in which everything that happens causes something else to happen ▪ These price rises will have a knock on effect on the economy …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 knock up — Care needs to be taken with this phrasal verb, which in BrE means ‘to wake by knocking on the door’ and in AmE (and increasingly in BrE too) means ‘to make pregnant’. In intransitive use, to knock up is to practise tennis strokes before the start …

    Modern English usage

  • 15 knock-on — knock ,on adjective BRITISH a knock on effect is the indirect result of something …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 knock — vb *tap, rap, thump, thud Analogous words: *strike, hit, smite: *beat, pound, pummel knock n tap, rap, thump, thud (see under TAP vb) Analogous words: pounding, beating (see BEAT vb) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 17 knock up — ► knock up 1) informal, chiefly N. Amer. make (a woman) pregnant. 2) Brit. make (something) hurriedly. Main Entry: ↑knock …

    English terms dictionary

  • 18 knock-up — knockˈ up noun (in tennis, etc) practice immediately before a match • • • Main Entry: ↑knock …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 19 knock|er-up — «NOK uhr UHP», noun, plural knock|ers up. British. a person who calls the resident of a house to the door in order to prepare the ground for someone else to solicit or canvass: »Three hundred yards away…the candidate, is canvassing with six… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 20 Knock — (K. Head), Vorgebirg an der Nordküste der schottischen Grafschaft Banff am Murraygolf der Nordsee …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon


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