What Does Knock Mean?

(What does the dictionary online word Knock mean?)
Knock means... The act of hitting vigorously, he gave the table a whack
Dictionary Word: Knock | Part of speech: noun

Knock also means... negative criticism
Dictionary Word: Knock | Part of speech: noun

Knock also means... a bad experience; "the school of hard knocks"
Dictionary Word: Knock | Part of speech: noun

Knock also means... the sound of knocking (as on a door or in an engine or bearing); "the knocking grew louder"
Dictionary Word: Knock | Part of speech: noun

Knock also means... a vigorous blow; "the sudden knock floored him"; "he took a bash right in his face"; "he got a bang on the head"
Dictionary Word: Knock | Part of speech: noun

Knock also means... find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws; "The paper criticized the new movie"; "Don't knock the food--it's free"
Dictionary Word: Knock | Part of speech: verb

Knock also means... deliver a sharp blow or push :"He knocked the glass clear across the room"
Dictionary Word: Knock | Part of speech: verb

Knock also means... rap with the knuckles; "knock on the door"
Dictionary Word: Knock | Part of speech: verb

Related Dictionary Definitions for Knock:

What does antiknock mean?
Suppressing or eliminating engine knock in combustion engines; "antiknock properties"; "antiknock rating"

What does antiknock mean?
Any of various compounds that are added to gasoline to reduce engine knocking

What does knock cold mean?
Knock unconscious or senseless; "the boxing champion knocked out his opponent in a few seconds"

What does knock on mean?
(rugby) knocking the ball forward while trying to catch it (a foul)

What does knock out mean?
Destroy or break forcefully; "The windows were knocked out"

What does knock out mean?
Empty (as of tobacco) by knocking out; "knocked out a pipe"

What does knock out mean?
Eliminate; "knock out a target"

What does knock out mean?
Overwhelm with admiration; "All the guys were knocked out by her charm"

What does knockabout mean?
Suitable for rough use; "a knockabout overcoat"; "a knockabout old car"

What does knockabout mean?
A sloop with a simplified rig and no bowsprit

What does knockdown mean?
(furniture) easily assembled and dismantled; "I bought a knockdown chest at the do-it-yourself store"

What does knockdown mean?
A blow that knocks the opponent off his feet

What does knockdown-dragout mean?
Extremely violent; "a knock-down-and-drag-out fight"

What does knocker mean?
A device (usually metal and ornamental) attached by a hinge to a door

What does knocker mean?
A person who knocks (as seeking to gain admittance); "open the door and see who the knocker is"

What does knocker mean?
(Yiddish) a big shot who knows it and acts that way; a boastful immoderate person

What does knock-kneed mean?
Having the knees abnormally close together and the ankles wide apart

What does knockoff mean?
An unauthorized copy or imitation

What does knockout mean?
A blow that renders the opponent unconscious

What does knockout drops mean?
Chloral hydrate in combination with alcohol; usually administered surreptitiously to make the drinker unconscious

What does technical knockout mean?
A knockout declared by the referee who judges one boxer unable to continue


(n&obreve;k), v. i. [imp.& p. p. Knocked (n&obreve;kt); p. pr. & vb.n. Knocking.] [OE. knoken, AS.cnocian, cnucian; prob. of imitative origin; cf. Sw.knacka. Cf. Knack.] 1. To driveor be driven against something; to strike against something; toclash; as, one heavy body knocks against another.Bacon.

2. To strike or beat with something hard orheavy; to rap; as, to knock with a club; to knock onthe door.

For harbor at a thousand doors theyknocked.

Seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall beopened unto you.
Matt. vii. 7.

To knock about, to go about, taking knocksor rough usage; to wander about; to saunter. [Colloq.]"Knocking about town." W. Irving. -- To knockup, to fail of strength; to become wearied or worn out,as with labor; to give out. "The horses were beginning toknock up under the fatigue of such severe service." DeQuincey. -- To knock off, to cease, as fromwork; to desist. -- To knock under, toyield; to submit; to acknowledge one's self conquered; -- anexpression probably borrowed from the practice of knocking underthe table with the knuckles, when conquered. "Colonel Esmondknocked under to his fate." Thackeray.


(n&obreve;k), v. t.1. To strike with something hard or heavy; tomove by striking; to drive (a thing) against something; as, toknock a ball with a bat; to knock the head against apost; to knock a lamp off the table.

When heroes knock their knotty headstogether.

2. To strike for admittance; to rap upon, asa door.

Master, knock the door hard.

To knock down. (a) To strikedown; to fell; to prostrate by a blow or by blows; as, to knockdown an assailant. (b) To assign to abidder at an auction, by a blow or knock; to knock off. --To knock in the head, or on thehead, to stun or kill by a blow upon the head; hence,to put am end to; to defeat, as a scheme or project; to frustrate; toquash. [Colloq.] -- To knock off.(a) To force off by a blow or by beating.(b) To assign to a bidder at an auction, by ablow on the counter. (c) To leave off (work,etc.). [Colloq.] -- To knock out, to forceout by a blow or by blows; as, to knock out the brains. -- To knock up. (a) To arouse byknocking. (b) To beat or tire out; tofatigue till unable to do more; as, the men were entirely knockedup. [Colloq.] "The day being exceedingly hot, the want offood had knocked up my followers." Petherick.(c) (Bookbinding) To make even at theedges, or to shape into book form, as printed sheets.


, n. 1. Ablow; a stroke with something hard or heavy; a jar.

2. A stroke, as on a door for admittance; arap. " A knock at the door." Longfellow.

A loud cry or some great knock.

Knock off, a device in a knitting machine toremove loops from the needles.


, v. i. To practice evilspeaking or fault-finding; to criticize habitually orcaptiously. [Vulgar Slang, U. S.]


, v. t. To impress strongly orforcibly; to astonish; to move to admiration or applause.[Slang, Eng.]

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