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Definition of KNOCK

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Knock \Knock\ (n[o^]k), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Knocked} (n[o^]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Knocking}.] [OE. knoken, AS. cnocian, cnucian; prob. of imitative origin; cf. Sw. knacka. Cf. {Knack}.]
     1. To drive or be driven against something; to strike against something; to clash; as, one heavy body knocks against another. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

     2. To strike or beat with something hard or heavy; to rap; as, to knock with a club; to knock on the door. [1913 Webster]

              For harbor at a thousand doors they knocked.
                                                    --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

              Seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.                      --Matt. vii.
                                                    7. [1913 Webster]

     3. To practice evil speaking or fault-finding; to criticize habitually or captiously. [Slang, U. S.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

     {To knock about}, to go about, taking knocks or rough usage; to wander about; to saunter. [Colloq.] "Knocking about town." --W. Irving.

     {To knock up}, to fail of strength; to become wearied or worn out, as with labor; to give out. "The horses were beginning to knock up under the fatigue of such severe service." --De Quincey.

     {To knock off}, to cease, as from work; to desist.

     {To knock under}, to yield; to submit; to acknowledge one's self conquered; -- an expression probably borrowed from the practice of knocking under the table with the knuckles, when conquered. "Colonel Esmond knocked under to his fate." --Thackeray. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Knock \Knock\ (n[o^]k), v. t.
     1. To strike with something hard or heavy; to move by striking; to drive (a thing) against something; as, to knock a ball with a bat; to knock the head against a post; to knock a lamp off the table. [1913 Webster]

              When heroes knock their knotty heads together.
                                                    --Rowe. [1913 Webster]

     2. To strike for admittance; to rap upon, as a door. [1913 Webster]

              Master, knock the door hard.          --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     3. To impress strongly or forcibly; to astonish; to move to admiration or applause. [Slang, Eng.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

     4. To criticise; to find fault with; to disparage. "Don't knock it if you haven't tried it." [PJC]

     {To knock in the head}, or {To knock on the head}, 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; to quash. [Colloq.] -- {To knock off}. (a) To force off by a blow or by beating. (b) To assign to a bidder at an auction, by a blow on the counter. (c) To leave off (work, etc.). [Colloq.] -- {To knock out}, to force out by a blow or by blows; as, to knock out the brains.

     {To knock up}.
        (a) To arouse by knocking.
        (b) To beat or tire out; to fatigue till unable to do more; as, the men were entirely knocked up. [Colloq.]
            "The day being exceedingly hot, the want of food had knocked up my followers." --Petherick. (c) (Bookbinding) To make even at the edges, or to shape into book form, as printed sheets. (d) To make pregnant. Often used in passive, "she got knocked up". [vulgar]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Knock \Knock\, n.
     1. A blow; a stroke with something hard or heavy; a jar. [1913 Webster]

     2. A stroke, as on a door for admittance; a rap. " A knock at the door." --Longfellow. [1913 Webster]

              A loud cry or some great knock.       --Holland. [1913 Webster]

     {Knock off}, See {knock off} in the vocabulary. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

backfire \backfire\, back fire \back fire\
     1. A fire started ahead of a forest or prairie fire to burn only against the wind, so that when the two fires meet both must go out for lack of fuel. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

     2.
        (a) A premature explosion in the cylinder of a gas or oil engine during the exhaust or the compression stroke, tending to drive the piston in a direction reverse to that in which it should travel; also called a {knock} or {ping}. (b) an explosion in the exhaust passages of an internal combustion engine. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC] Backfire

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

271 Moby Thesaurus words for "knock":
     KO, abuse, adverse criticism, animadversion, arouse, aspersion, associate with, astonish, astound, awaken, bad notices, bad press, bang, bang into, bash, baste, bat, batter, beat, beat up, beating, belt, bewilder, biff, blame, blow, bob, bonk, bop, bowl over, buffet, bump, bump into, burst, bust, cannon, captiousness, carom, carom into, carp at, carping, cavil, caviling, censoriousness, censure, chop, clap, clash, clip, clobber, clock out, close down, clout, clump, coldcock, collide, come into collision, complete, concuss, condemn, condemnation, confront each other, conk, consort with, copy, crack, crack up, crash, crash into, criticism, criticize, crump, crunch, cuff, cut, cut down, dash, dash into, daze, deal, deal a blow, debate, deck, demolish, denounce, denunciate, deprecate, destroy, dig, dint, discuss, disparage, drub, drubbing, drumming, encounter, exception, fall foul of, faultfinding, fell, fetch, fetch a blow, finish, flail, flak, flap, flatten, floor, flop, foul, fusillade, gad about, get with child, go home, hairsplitting, hammer, hammering, hit, hit a clip, hit against, home thrust, hostile criticism, hurt, hurtle, hypercriticalness, hypercriticism, imitate, impinge, impregnate, improvise, imputation, insult, jab, kayo, kill, knock about, knock against, knock around, knock cold, knock down, knock off, knock out, knock over, knock together, knock unconscious, knock up, lambaste, larrup, lay in ruins, left, let have it, level, lick, lift, lock up, maltreat, manhandle, maul, meet, mistreat, nagging, nick, niggle, niggling, nit, nit-picking, obloquy, overcome, overcriticalness, overwhelm, pan, paste, patter, pelt, percuss, pestering, pettifogging, pilfer, pinch, plunk, poke, polish off, pommel, pound, pounding, priggishness, prostrate, pull down, pulverize, pummel, punch, put down, put together, quibble, quibbling, quit, ramble, rap, raze, reflection, report, reprehend, reproachfulness, reprobate, right, roam, rob, rove, run down, run into, sideswipe, skin, slam, slam into, slap, slat, sledgehammer, slog, slug, slur, smack, smack into, smash, smash into, smash up, smite, snap, snipe at, soak, sock, spank, splat, stagger, steal, stricture, strike, strike against, strike at, stroke, stun, swap, swat, swing, swipe, taking exception, talk over, tap, tattoo, terminate, thieve, thrash, thresh, throw down, thump, thwack, travel, trichoschistism, trounce, tunk, wake up, wallop, wander, whack, wham, whap, whip, whomp, whop, wipe, wreck, yerk


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