What does knock out mean?

Definitions for knock out

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. knock out(verb)


    "knock out a target"

  2. knock cold, knock out, kayo(verb)

    knock unconscious or senseless

    "the boxing champion knocked out his opponent in a few seconds"

  3. knock out(verb)

    destroy or break forcefully

    "The windows were knocked out"

  4. knock out(verb)

    overwhelm with admiration

    "All the guys were knocked out by her charm"

  5. knock out(verb)

    empty (as of tobacco) by knocking out

    "knocked out a pipe"


  1. knock out(Verb)

    To strike or bump (someone or something) out.

  2. knock out(Verb)

    To render unconscious, as by a blow to the head.

  3. knock out(Verb)

    To put to sleep.

  4. knock out(Verb)

    To exhaust.

  5. knock out(Verb)

    To complete, especially in haste; knock off.

  6. knock out(Verb)

    To cause a mechanism to become non-functional by damaging or destroying it.

  7. knock out(Verb)

    To eliminate.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of knock out in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of knock out in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Gustave Flaubert, "Madame Bovary":

    Human speech is a cracked cauldron on which we knock out tunes for dancing bears, when we wish to conjure pity from the stars.

  2. Sarah Siciliano:

    I do all the leg work but I exercise everyday anyway so for me it’s a win-win, if you can knock out a client event and your workout at the same time, why not?

  3. Wilson Kipsang:

    London always has the best fields but with Dennis in the line-up this year it promises to be a bruising battle, i certainly won't give up my title without a fight, but let's see who has the knock-out blow.

  4. Donald Trump:

    You know Ben wants to knock out Medicare. I heard that over the weekend, he wants to abolish Medicare. And I think, you know, abolishing Medicare. I don't think you're going to get away with that one. And it's actually a program that's worked.

  5. Ken Dychtwald:

    If we just keep living longer, but we don't knock out this horrible disease, it will be the sinkhole of the century, it will take us down - every country. It will be a horror beyond horrors. And how much do we spend for research on this disease? Hardly anything.

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