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  • adj. pregnant, typically outside of marriage.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of knock up.


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  • Kenzie had walked out of the barn laughing, tossing a final warning over his shoulder that Eve had promised to run William through with a sword if he knocked up her very best friend.

    Dragon Warrior

  • As soon as she saw it, out she leapt, knocked up the revolver, which went off with a noise like a bomb, dashed the soap as hard as she could in Miss Cornflakeā€™s face, and then dived at her legs to bring her down.

    Laurels are Poison

  • The electric hand drill was on the blink, so I'd knocked up an old-fashioned foot-treadle spindle out of a bicycle wheel from somebody's dustbin.

    The Vatican Rip

  • I am rather knocked up to-day; my stewing in that Church yesterday morning, and my visit to the Martineaus at night, were too much for one day; - not that the visit/[Page 155]/bored me like the sermon; on the contrary, it was far too entertaining.

    New Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle


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