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A hard strike with a part of the body or an instrument
“A knock on the ear.”
A misfortune, rejection, or setback
“Hovingham's chances of lifting the divisional trophy took a knock when they suffered a shock defeat at Clifton Alliance.”
A sudden short sound caused by a blow, especially on a door to attract attention or gain entry
“He nearly jumped out of his skin when the knock sounded at the door.”
A blow or collision
“He suffered a bad knock on the head in the second half.”
A critical comment
“This is no knock against Lucas, who does a fine job in his short scenes, but it is a structural problem that the film does not entirely solve.”
Strike a surface noisily to attract attention, especially when waiting to be let in through a door
“Her thoughts were interrupted when she heard Steve softly knock at the door before he came in.”
To criticize adversely
“It is hard to knock a man with such charisma and unswerving comic timing, but anyone having had the pleasure of seeing him on stage before would have been disappointed at the lack of new material.”
Injure or damage by striking
“Being the only single person in your group can be isolating. You start to wonder why you haven't got a partner and this can knock your self-esteem.”
“You might accidentally knock heads with your partner.”
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