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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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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.”
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Present participle for to collide with (someone or something), giving them a hard blow
“You might accidentally knock heads with your partner.”
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Present participle for to belittle or express disapproval of
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Present participle for to diminish or take credit from
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Present participle for to exert force or pressure on
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Present participle for to harshly mock
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Present participle for to complain or express discontent in a wearisome manner
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Present participle for to make a high-pitched, short and somewhat sharp sound
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Present participle for to push suddenly but slightly, so as to cause to shake or totter
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Present participle for inculcate something forcefully or repeatedly
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Present participle for to kick (something) hard in a specified direction
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Present participle for to assault, attack
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Present participle for to give a synopsis (summary) of
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Present participle for look into
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Present participle for give a half-suppressed, typically scornful laugh; snigger
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Present participle for die
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Present participle for to obtain (something) for free, particularly by guile or persuasion
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Present participle for to throw or launch something in a given direction
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Present participle for to interrogate with questions
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Present participle for to fall or turn over, or to cause to do so
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An aggressive and violent physical act against a person or object
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An instance of fierce public criticism or opposition
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A sudden short sound caused by a blow, especially on a door to attract attention or gain entry
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The premature detonation of a fuel charge in Four-stroke cycle engines
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Musical speech accompanied by a rhythm, most commonly as part of hip-hop music
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The sound produced, in an internal combustion engine, by the ignition of the fuel-air mixture before the piston reaches top dead centre
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A rude and mocking remark
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Expressing an unfavourable opinion
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