- v. transitive To strike or bump (someone or something) out.
- v. transitive, idiomatic To render unconscious, as by a blow to the head.
- v. transitive, idiomatic To put to sleep.
- v. transitive, idiomatic To exhaust.
- v. transitive, idiomatic To complete, especially in haste; knock off.
- v. transitive, idiomatic To cause a mechanism to become non-functional by damaging or destroying it.
- v. sports To eliminate.
- v. eliminate.
- v. destroy or break forcefully
- v. overwhelm with admiration
- v. knock unconscious or senseless
- v. empty (as of tobacco) by knocking out
“He knew it was going to be hard as hell to straighten this gaggle out after the Sam-evading maneuvers and get a decent run at the target, but the yards were the target, the one they had briefed on for so long, the one they wanted to knock out so badly so they wouldn't have to come back here for it again.”
“For example, in the case of the hybrid mating factor/concentrated salt scaffold protein they added further mutations to knock out the original pathway, to ensure there was no cross-reaction where, say, one signal would activate both the mating response and the high salt response.”
“Jasper spun, firing off several shots from his ray gun at Bobby before he hit the taut oxhide and was hurled back up into the air, wheeling his legs in kicks and punches to knock out the gangsters who grabbed at his knees.”
“It took three shots for Gröschl to knock out the first T-34/85.”
“Everyone, that is, except Geeno — the fighter pilot commander who bet his life that he could knock out the toughest guns in the world and save his buddies.”
“At reentry velocities, it only takes a small projectile to knock out a hoverstrut-supported building.”
“For a similarly outrageous price, we secured a place to stay in Westminster: four sleeping spots in one large, homey, third-floor, slope-ceilinged room, with an interior stairway so steep, narrow, and serpentine that you were likely to simultaneously rupture a couple of disks and knock out a piece of the railing as you carried your suitcases up.”
“Attempts by the Russians to find and knock out their tormentor's observation posts resulted only in temporary difficulties, and their efforts to exactly pin-point the hostile guns were inadequate.”
“If the weather was only favorable we might knock out some of his props for I think that the rebelion is like some old house proped up and I think we will soon knock out some of the main props”
“This question was asked in sudden dismay, as Edwin, using the back of his hunting knife, began to knock out the teeth from the jaws of one of the skulls.”
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