from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- intransitive verb To strike with a hard blow.
- intransitive verb To affect in a specified way by striking hard.
- intransitive verb To cause to be displaced or unengaged; force.
- intransitive verb To cause to collide.
- intransitive verb To produce by hitting or striking.
- intransitive verb Informal To find fault with; criticize.
- intransitive verb To strike a sharp audible blow or series of blows, as on a door.
- intransitive verb To collide with something.
- intransitive verb To make a pounding or clanking noise.
- noun An instance of striking or colliding.
- noun The sound of a sharp blow on a hard surface.
- noun A pounding or clanking noise made by an engine, often as a result of faulty fuel combustion.
- noun Slang A cutting, often petty criticism.
- idiom (have it knocked) To be certain of success.
- idiom (knock cold) To render unconscious; knock out.
- idiom (knock dead) To kill with a blow.
- idiom Slang (knock dead) To affect strongly and positively.
- idiom (knock it off) To stop doing something. Often used in the imperative.
- idiom (knock out of the box) To force the removal of (an opposing pitcher) by heavy hitting.
- idiom (knock (someone's) socks off) To overwhelm or amaze.
- idiom (knock some sense into) To beat or hit (someone) in an effort to teach a lesson or cause a person to adopt an acceptable pattern of behavior.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To strike or beat; give a blow or blows to; hit; affect in some way by striking or hitting: as, to
knocka ball with a bat; to knock a man senseless; he knocked me down; to knock out one's brains.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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She grabbed a platter and quickly filled it with muffins, then dashed across the hall to deliver them. * knock knock knock* No answer. * knock knock knock knock* Still nothing.
Simon is sitting on his stool, hammering away at a half-finished boot, when he hears a knock at his door. [_knock_]
Dewey used to like the term knock-off until he saw the movie Knock-off.
“Does the word knock mean anything to you, Suarez?”
The one other knock is the tendency for infodumps to appear in the text, usually as a character is 'remembering' things the reader needs to know.
Another knock is the fact that Sir Lawrence Olivier 'plays' Totenkopf, the evil mastermind behind the robot scourge.
"That's what you call a knock-downer," said Fleda, laughing.
"That's what you call a knock-downer," said Fleda laughing.
Troopers conducted what they called a knock-and-talk in St. Albans and around 4: 30 ended up at a home on 1924 McKinley.
"Toyota's taken a slight knock from the issues with their recalls," Champion said.