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To hit or strike someone or something
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“It took all the strength I had not to lunge at him and knock him in the teeth.”
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To collide with, or crash against, someone or something
“The bigger branches are starting to knock against the low roof of the shed during strong winds.”
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To injure or damage, figuratively or physically by striking
“You start to wonder why you haven't got a partner, and this can knock your self-esteem.”
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To criticize or disparage adversely
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“It is hard to knock a man with such charisma and unswerving comic timing, but many would have been disappointed at the lack of new material.”
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To diminish or take credit from
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To exert force or pressure on
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To complain or express discontent in a wearisome manner
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To make a high-pitched, short and somewhat sharp sound
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To push suddenly but slightly, so as to cause to shake or totter
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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 give a synopsis (summary) of
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Look into
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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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To interrogate with questions
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To fall or turn over, or to cause to do so
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Strong criticism or antagonism
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Plural for a strike or hit, typically light to medium in impact
“One of my students received a knock to the door of her unconscious when she read Eudora Welty's story of the traveling salesman.”
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Plural for a blow or collision
“All of them are speaking of points of contact between the tool and matter. A crash, an impact, a knock between two different materials, to make us understand and feel the instant of time.”
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Plural for a sound caused by a blow, typically sudden and short
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“He nearly jumped out of his skin when he heard a knock on the door.”
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Plural for a critical or disparaging 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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Plural for a misfortune or setback
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“The team's chances of lifting the trophy took a knock when they suffered a shock defeat.”
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Plural for a remark intended to humiliate or criticize someone
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Plural for a wound, such as a bruise, in which the skin is not broken
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Plural for a statement or action expressing disapproval of or objection to something
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Plural for a repeated light tapping
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Plural for the punishment assigned to a defendant found guilty by a court, or fixed by law for a particular offence
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Plural for a small cut or notch
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Backfires or pings
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