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Definition of Knock

Babylon English

tap; strike; bump; criticize (Slang); stun (Slang)
tap; strike; criticism (Slang)
Knock Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
English-Latin Online Dictionary
infligo inflixi inflictum
Knock Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
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.
(v. t.)
To strike for admittance; to rap upon, as a door.
(v. i.)
To strike or beat with something hard or heavy; to rap; as, to knock with a club; to knock on the door.
(v. i.)
To drive or be driven against something; to strike against something; to clash; as, one heavy body knocks against another.
A stroke, as on a door for admittance; a rap.
A blow; a stroke with something hard or heavy; a jar.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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\knock\, n.
1. a blow; a stroke with something hard or heavy; a jar.
2. a stroke, as on a door for admittance; a rap. " a knock at the door." a loud cry or some great knock.
off, a device in a knitting machine to remove loops from the needles.
\knock\ (n&obreve;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. when heroes knock their knotty heads together.
2. to strike for admittance; to rap upon, as a door. master, knock the door hard.

  similar words(25) 

 knock back 
 knock against 
 knock rummy 
 knock about 
 knock up 
 knock cold 
 knock-out drops 
 knock down 
 to knock out 
 to knock under 
 to knock up 
 to knock in the head 
 to knock off 
 to knock about 
 to knock down 
 knock out 
 knock off 
 knock on 
 knock over 
criticize, put down Don't knock the teacher. She's trying to help us learn.
The Phrase Finder
A reversal of fortune or disappointment. Also used in a verb form as 'to knock back', meaning to refuse an offer.
Australian origin.
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English Idioms WM 1.3a
criticize, put down 
Don't knock the teacher. She's trying to help us learn.
Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
n., cnag m., buille
v., t., cnag, leag
I knock: cnagaim, leagaim
knock ... out of: bainim ... as
knock at: buailim
English Phonetics
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Cnoc = n. a rap, a knock
Cnocio = v. to knock, to beat
Australian Slang
1. criticise; 2. have sexual intercourse with; 3. (prison) kill; 4. act of intercourse
to be pregnant
(obsolete) go courting with
1. wander in an aimless way; lead an irregular existence; 2. treat roughly; maltreat
keep company with
1. consume, especially rapidly: “He knocked back two cans of beer”; 2. (n.) refusal, rejection, especially of sexual advances; (trans. v.) refuse; 3. set back; impede
1. reduce the price of; 2. spend freely, especially on liquor: “He knocked down his cheque at the local pub”
destroy or overcome something completely
1. desist; stop; 2. (used imperatively) stop it!
a billy (used to boil water)
1. stop an activity, especially work; 2. deduct; 3. steal; 4. compose (an article, poem, etc.) hurriedly; 5. defeat, put out of a competition; 6. kill; 7. have sex with; 8. eat up; consume; 9. (of police) arrest (a person) or raid (a place); 10. copy or plagiarise somthing; 11. (noun: knock-off) counterfeit product
put an end to
cause one to feel excessive admiration; defeat; get the better of
exhaust oneself by excessive mental or physical work
1. overwhelm with success or attractiveness; 2. destroy; damage severely; 3. earn: “He knocked out a living as a station hand”; 4. make; produce: “Pete knocked out a few pots”
incur the consequences of one's actions
strike heavily
a house of prostitution
strike heavily
put a stop to smth.
defeat; get the better of
assemble (something) hastily; put together roughly
1. arouse; awaken; 2. construct, cook, etc., (something) hastily or roughly; 3. (sport) score (runs, tries, etc.); 4. exhaust; wear out; 5. make pregnant; 6. (prison) attract the attention of the warder on duty by hammering on the cell door
(of a fight or brawl) particularly violent
a billy (used to boil water)
to complete a task
suffer a reverse, especially a financial one
(horseracing etc.) (of a punter) admit that one is unable to settle one's debts with one's bookmaker
smell awful
WordNet 2.0

1. the sound of knocking (as on a door or in an engine or bearing); "the knocking grew louder"
(synonym) knocking
(hypernym) sound
(derivation) pink, ping
2. negative criticism
(synonym) roast
(hypernym) criticism, critique
3. a vigorous blow; "the sudden knock floored him"; "he took a bash right in his face"; "he got a bang on the head"
(synonym) bash, bang, smash, belt
(hypernym) bump, blow
(derivation) strike hard
4. a bad experience; "the school of hard knocks"
(hypernym) misfortune, bad luck
5. the act of hitting vigorously; "he gave the table a whack"
(synonym) belt, rap, whack, whang
(hypernym) blow
(derivation) strike hard

1. deliver a sharp blow or push :"He knocked the glass clear across the room"
(synonym) strike hard
(hypernym) strike
(see-also) overturn, tip over, turn over, upset, knock over, bowl over, tump over
(derivation) belt, rap, whack, whang
2. rap with the knuckles; "knock on the door"
(hypernym) rap, knap
(derivation) knocking
3. knock against with force or violence; "My car bumped into the tree"
(synonym) bump
(hypernym) hit, strike, impinge on, run into, collide with
(see-also) run into, bump into, jar against, butt against, knock against
4. make light, repeated taps on a surface; "he was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently"
(synonym) tap, rap, pink
(hypernym) sound, go
(derivation) knocking
5. sound like a car engine that is firing too early; "the car pinged when I put in low-octane gasoline"; "The car pinked when the ignition was too far retarded"
(synonym) pink, ping
(hypernym) sound, go
(derivation) knocking
6. 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"
(synonym) criticize, criticise, pick apart
(hypernym) comment, notice, remark, point out
(hyponym) reprimand, censure, criminate
(entail) judge
Knock Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
UK Post Codes and Counties
County:  Moray
Post Code: AB54
Knock Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dictionary of Automotive Terms
1. A general term used to describe various noises occurring in an engine; may be used to describe noises made by loose or worn mechanical parts.
2. Preignition , or detonation . Also see anti-knock agent .
Technical English by wpv
In a spark ignition engine, uneven burning of the fuel/air charge that causes violent, explosive combustion and an audible metallic hammering noise. Knock results from premature ignition of the last part of the charge to burn.
Knock Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Knock may refer to:

Republic of Ireland
  • Knock, County Clare - village in County Clare
  • Knock, County Mayo - village in County Mayo
  • Knock Shrine - a major Roman Catholic pilgrimage site in the village of Knock, County Mayo.
  • Ireland West Airport Knock - commonly known as Knock Airport
  • Castleknock - County Dublin
  • Knockcroghery - County Roscommon
  • Knocklyon - suburb of Dublin
  • Knocknagoshel - County Kerry
  • Knocktopher - County Kilkenny
  • Knocknacarra - County Galway

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Knock Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
The Scotch Whisky by SDA v.4.20
Water source of the An Cnoc Distillery in Knock, Aberdeenshire, Speyside, East Highland (Scotland).
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Knockando Master Reserve 22 YO, Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Knockando Slow Matured 18 YO, Single Malt Scotch Whisky

By: Justerini & Brooks Ltd. (London, England) - Diageo plc. (London, England)

Knockando Distillery
("Little Black Hill" in Gaelic)
Founded in 1898 by Knockando-Glenlivet Distillery Co.
Location: Knockando, Aberlour, Morayshire, Speyside, Highland (Scotland)
Important distillery of IDV-Justerini & Brooks (J & B), for malt whisky production.
By Appointment to Her Majestic the Queen.
Water source: Cardnach Spring
Other neighboring distillers: Tamdhu, Imperial, Cardhu, Dailuaine.
Owner: Diageo Plc (England)
Knock Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Easton's Bible Dictionary
"Though Orientals are very jealous of their privacy, they never knock when about to enter your room, but walk in without warning or ceremony. It is nearly impossible to teach an Arab servant to knock at your door. They give warning at the outer gate either by calling or knocking. To stand and call is a very common and respectful mode. Thus Moses commanded the holder of a pledge to stand without and call to the owner to come forth (Deut. 24:10). This was to avoid the violent intrusion of cruel creditors. Peter stood knocking at the outer door (Acts 12:13, 16), and the three men sent to Joppa by Cornelius made inquiry and 'stood before the gate' (10:17, 18). The idea is that the guard over your privacy is to be placed at the entrance." Knocking is used as a sign of importunity (Matt. 7:7, 8; Luke 13:25), and of the coming of Christ (Luke 12:36; Rev. 3:20).
Knock Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
A Basic Guide to ASL
The right knuckles tap against the palm of the left hand, which is facing right.