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  • v. make pregnant


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  • Being loth to knock up the hotel people at so late an hour — for you must understand, sir, that we did not get to Slepe Rock until after midnight — we essayed the garage attached to, and/or erected upon, the yard where the lorries and motor coaches pull in during the daytime.’

    The Dancing Druids

  • Class Kenneth Cordell sneaked in through the window, not once, but enough times to make damn sure and knock up one Iris Ann



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  • in Australian slang, means "to whip up (a dish)"

    July 2, 2009

  • also (v) to wake someone up (early). See knocker-up

    July 17, 2008

  • also (v.t.) to impregnate (7th definition, = to make pregnant)

    July 17, 2008

  • also v.i. practise before a tennis game

    July 17, 2008