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Princeton's WordNet

  1. smasher, stunner, knockout, beauty, ravisher, sweetheart, peach, lulu, looker, mantrap, dishnoun

    a very attractive or seductive looking woman

  2. knockout, KO, kayoadjective

    a blow that renders the opponent unconscious

  3. hard, knockout, severeadjective

    very strong or vigorous

    "strong winds"; "a hard left to the chin"; "a knockout punch"; "a severe blow"


  1. knockoutnoun

    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.

    Etymology: From knock out.

  2. knockoutnoun

    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.

    Etymology: From knock out.

  3. knockoutnoun

    A very attractive person, especially a beautiful woman.

    Etymology: From knock out.

  4. knockoutnoun

    A partially punched opening meant for optional later removal.

    They left a knockout in the panel for running extra wires someday.

    Etymology: From knock out.

  5. knockoutnoun

    The deactivation of a particular gene.

    Etymology: From knock out.

  6. knockoutnoun

    A creature engineered with a particular gene deactivated.

    Etymology: From knock out.

  7. knockoutnoun

    An event where a foreground color causes a background color not to print.

    Etymology: From knock out.

  8. knockoutnoun

    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

    Etymology: From knock out.

  9. knockoutadjective

    Rendering someone unconscious.

    He delivered a knockout blow.

    Etymology: From knock out.

  10. knockoutadjective

    Amazing; gorgeous; beautiful.

    You should have seen her knockout eyes.

    Etymology: From knock out.

  11. knockoutadjective

    Designating an organism in which a particular gene has been removed or deactivated.

    Etymology: From knock out.


  1. Knockout

    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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Knockout in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Knockout in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Knockout in a Sentence

  1. Army Colonel Steve Warren:

    You work the body in (the) early rounds and maybe you won't get a knockout from those early round body shots, but several rounds later you'll see your... opponents knees begin to get weak ... and now he's beginning to get set up for the knockout.

  2. Daniel Scioli:

    We're going to win on Oct. 25, we're going to deal Macri a knockout.

  3. The Chinese:

    We are confident and have the capacity to reach the knockout stage, we should be able to play all kinds of strategy.

  4. Gareth Southgate:

    We want to win football matches, so we're not happy to come away from here having been beaten. But what that means for the next round, we don't really know, the knockout game is the biggest game for a decade, so we had to make sure our key players were preserved.

  5. Kimio Abe:

    I'm glad all the forecasts turned out correct and Japan moved on to the knockout stage, i hope Rabio's successor will accurately tip the results of all games.

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    brought into agreement or cooperation on the side of a faction, party, or cause
    • A. plush
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