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knock

noun (n)

  • the sound of knocking (as on a door or in an engine or bearing) (noun.event)
    Synonym: knocking
    Example:
    The knocking grew louder.
    source: wordnet30
  • negative criticism (noun.cognition)
    Synonym: roast
    source: wordnet30
  • a vigorous blow (noun.event)
    Synonym: bang, bash, belt, smash
    Example:
    The sudden knock floored him.
    source: wordnet30
  • a bad experience (noun.event)
    Example:
    The school of hard knocks.
    source: wordnet30
  • the act of hitting vigorously (noun.act)
    Synonym: belt, rap, whack, whang
    source: wordnet30
  • A blow; a stroke with something hard or heavy; a jar. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • deliver a sharp blow or push : (verb.contact)
    Synonym: strike hard
    Example:
    He knocked the glass clear across the room.
    source: wordnet30
  • rap with the knuckles (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Knock on the door.
    source: wordnet30
  • knock against with force or violence (verb.contact)
    Synonym: bump
    source: wordnet30
  • make light, repeated taps on a surface (verb.perception)
    Synonym: pink, rap, tap
    source: wordnet30
  • sound like a car engine that is firing too early (verb.perception)
    Synonym: ping, pink
    source: wordnet30
  • find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws (verb.communication)
    Synonym: criticise, criticize, pick apart
    Antonym: praise
    Example:
    Don't knock the food--it's free.
    source: wordnet30
  • To drive or be driven against something; to strike against something; to clash; as, one heavy body knocks against another. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • 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. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To practice evil speaking or fault-finding; to criticize habitually or captiously. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To impress strongly or forcibly; to astonish; to move to admiration or applause. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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