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Noun
A hard strike with a part of the body or an instrument
“A knock on the ear.”
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A misfortune, rejection, or setback
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“Hovingham's chances of lifting the divisional trophy took a knock when they suffered a shock defeat at Clifton Alliance.”
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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.”
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A blow or collision
“He suffered a bad knock on the head in the second half.”
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A critical comment
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“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.”
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A remark intended to humiliate or criticize someone
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The act of injuring another's reputation by any slanderous communication, written or oral
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A wound, such as a bruise, in which the skin is not broken
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A feeling of resentment over something believed to be wrong or unfair
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A repeated light tapping
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The punishment assigned to a defendant found guilty by a court, or fixed by law for a particular offence
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A small cut or notch
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A printed or written statement of the money owed for goods or services
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Backfire or ping
Verb
Strike a surface noisily to attract attention, especially when waiting to be let in through a door
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“Her thoughts were interrupted when she heard Steve softly knock at the door before he came in.”
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To criticize adversely
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“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.”
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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.”
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To collide with (someone or something), giving them a hard blow
“You might accidentally knock heads with your partner.”
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To exert force or pressure on
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To express dissatisfaction, pain, or resentment usually tiresomely
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To make a high-pitched, short and somewhat sharp sound
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Inculcate something forcefully or repeatedly
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To kick (something) hard in a specified direction
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To assault, attack
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To give a synopsis (summary) of
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Look into
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To push suddenly but slightly, so as to cause to shake or totter
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Give a half-suppressed, typically scornful laugh; snigger
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Die
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To obtain (something) for free, particularly by guile or persuasion
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Run somewhere very quickly
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To send through the air especially with a quick forward motion of the arm
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To fall or turn over, or to cause to do so
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