Definitions for knockoutˈnɒkˌaʊt
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an act or instance of knocking out.
the state or fact of being knocked out.
a knockout blow.
Informal. a person or thing overwhelmingly attractive, appealing, or successful.
(adj.)serving to knock out:
the knockout punch.
Origin of knockout:
smasher, stunner, knockout, beauty, ravisher, sweetheart, peach, lulu, looker, mantrap, dish(noun)
a very attractive or seductive looking woman
knockout, KO, kayo(adj)
a blow that renders the opponent unconscious
hard, knockout, severe(adj)
very strong or vigorous
"strong winds"; "a hard left to the chin"; "a knockout punch"; "a severe blow"
The act of making someone unconscious, or at least unable to come back on their feet within a certain period of time; a TKO.
The boxer scored a knockout on his opponent.
Something wildly popular, entertaining, or funny.
If you've ever had a sack race, you know it's a real knockout for kids and adults alike.
A very attractive person, especially a beautiful woman.
A partially punched opening meant for optional later removal.
They left a knockout in the panel for running extra wires someday.
The deactivation of a particular gene.
A creature engineered with a particular gene deactivated.
An event where a foreground color causes a background color not to print.
A tournament, in which a team or player must beat the opponent in order to progress to the next round.
the knockout stages of the competition
Rendering someone unconscious.
He delivered a knockout blow.
Amazing; gorgeous; beautiful.
You should have seen her knockout eyes.
Designating an organism in which a particular gene has been removed or deactivated.
Origin: From knock out.
A knockout is a fight-ending, winning criterion in several full-contact combat sports, such as boxing, kickboxing, Muay Thai, mixed martial arts, Karate and other sports involving striking. A full knockout is considered any legal strike or combination thereof that renders an opponent unable to continue fighting. The term is often associated with a sudden traumatic loss of consciousness caused by a physical blow. Single powerful blows to the head can produce a cerebral concussion and cause a sudden, dramatic KO. Body blows, particularly the liver punch, can cause progressive, debilitating pain that can also result in a KO. In boxing, kickboxing, etc. a knockout is usually awarded when one participant falls to the canvas and is unable to rise to his feet within a specified period of time, typically because of exhaustion, pain, disorientation, or unconsciousness. For example, if a boxer is knocked down and is unable to continue the fight within a ten second count, he is counted as having been knocked out and his opponent is awarded the KO victory. In mixed martial arts competitions, no time count is given after a knockdown, as the sport allows submission grappling as well as ground and pound. If a fighter loses consciousness as a result of legal strikes, or does not immediately defend himself after a knockdown, he is declared knocked out. As many MMA fights can take place on the mat rather than standing, it is possible to score a KO via ground and pound, a common victory for grapplers.
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