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Noun
An aggressive and violent physical act against a person or object
Noun
An instance of fierce public criticism or opposition
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Noun
The expression of disapproval of someone or something on the basis of perceived faults or mistakes
Noun
A sudden short sound caused by a blow, especially on a door to attract attention or gain entry
Noun
Preignition or pinging
Noun
Musical speech accompanied by a rhythm, most commonly as part of hip-hop music
Noun
Spark knock
Noun
The act of injuring another's reputation by any slanderous communication, written or oral
Noun
A rude and mocking remark
Verb
Present participle for 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.”
Verb
Present participle for 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.”
Verb
Present participle for 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.”
Verb
Present participle for to collide with (someone or something), giving them a hard blow
“You might accidentally knock heads with your partner.”
Adjective
Expressing an unfavourable opinion
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