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knock - Dictionary definition and meaning for word knock

Definition
(noun) the sound of knocking (as on a door or in an engine or bearing)
Synonyms : knocking
Example Sentence
  • the knocking grew louder

Definition
(noun) negative criticism
Synonyms : roast

Definition
(noun) a vigorous blow
Synonyms : bang , bash , belt , smash
Example Sentence
  • the sudden knock floored him
  • he took a bash right in his face
  • he got a bang on the head

Definition
(noun) a bad experience
Example Sentence
  • the school of hard knocks

Definition
(noun) the act of hitting vigorously
Synonyms : belt , rap , whack , whang
Example Sentence
  • he gave the table a whack

Definition
(verb) deliver a sharp blow or push :
Synonyms : strike hard
Example Sentence
  • He knocked the glass clear across the room

Definition
(verb) rap with the knuckles
Example Sentence
  • knock on the door

Definition
(verb) knock against with force or violence
Synonyms : bump
Example Sentence
  • My car bumped into the tree

Definition
(verb) make light, repeated taps on a surface
Synonyms : pink , rap , tap
Example Sentence
  • he was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently

Definition
(verb) sound like a car engine that is firing too early
Synonyms : ping , pink
Example Sentence
  • the car pinged when I put in low-octane gasoline
  • The car pinked when the ignition was too far retarded

Definition
(verb) find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws
Synonyms : criticise , criticize , pick apart
Example Sentence
  • The paper criticized the new movie
  • Don't knock the food--it's free

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