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    knock - Dictionary definition and meaning for word knock

    Definition
    (noun) the sound of knocking (as on a door or in an engine or bearing)
    Synonyms : knocking
    Example Sentence
    • the knocking grew louder
    Definition
    (noun) negative criticism
    Synonyms : roast
    Definition
    (noun) a vigorous blow
    Synonyms : bang , bash , belt , smash
    Example Sentence
    • the sudden knock floored him
    • he took a bash right in his face
    • he got a bang on the head
    Definition
    (noun) a bad experience
    Example Sentence
    • the school of hard knocks
    Definition
    (noun) the act of hitting vigorously
    Synonyms : belt , rap , whack , whang
    Example Sentence
    • he gave the table a whack
    Definition
    (verb) deliver a sharp blow or push :
    Synonyms : strike hard
    Example Sentence
    • He knocked the glass clear across the room
    Definition
    (verb) rap with the knuckles
    Example Sentence
    • knock on the door
    Definition
    (verb) knock against with force or violence
    Synonyms : bump
    Example Sentence
    • My car bumped into the tree
    Definition
    (verb) make light, repeated taps on a surface
    Synonyms : pink , rap , tap
    Example Sentence
    • he was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently
    Definition
    (verb) sound like a car engine that is firing too early
    Synonyms : ping , pink
    Example Sentence
    • the car pinged when I put in low-octane gasoline
    • The car pinked when the ignition was too far retarded
    Definition
    (verb) find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws
    Synonyms : criticise , criticize , pick apart
    Example Sentence
    • The paper criticized the new movie
    • Don't knock the food--it's free
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