What does knock mean?

Definitions for knock
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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word knock.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. knock, knocking(noun)

    the sound of knocking (as on a door or in an engine or bearing)

    "the knocking grew louder"

  2. knock, roast(noun)

    negative criticism

  3. knock, bash, bang, smash, belt(noun)

    a vigorous blow

    "the sudden knock floored him"; "he took a bash right in his face"; "he got a bang on the head"

  4. knock(noun)

    a bad experience

    "the school of hard knocks"

  5. knock, belt, rap, whack, whang(verb)

    the act of hitting vigorously

    "he gave the table a whack"

  6. knock, strike hard(verb)

    deliver a sharp blow or push :"He knocked the glass clear across the room"

  7. knock(verb)

    rap with the knuckles

    "knock on the door"

  8. bump, knock(verb)

    knock against with force or violence

    "My car bumped into the tree"

  9. tap, rap, knock, pink(verb)

    make light, repeated taps on a surface

    "he was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently"

  10. pink, ping, knock(verb)

    sound like a car engine that is firing too early

    "the car pinged when I put in low-octane gasoline"; "The car pinked when the ignition was too far retarded"

  11. knock, criticize, criticise, pick apart(verb)

    find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws

    "The paper criticized the new movie"; "Don't knock the food--it's free"

GCIDE

  1. Knock(v. t.)

    To criticise; to find fault with; to disparage.

Wiktionary

  1. knock(Noun)

    An abrupt rapping sound, as from an impact of a hard object against wood

    I heard a knock on my door.

    Etymology: Akin to Old Norse knoka (compare Swedish knocka, Danish knuge, to hug) and Middle High German knochen, to hit.

  2. knock(Noun)

    An impact.

    He took a knock on the head.

    Etymology: Akin to Old Norse knoka (compare Swedish knocka, Danish knuge, to hug) and Middle High German knochen, to hit.

  3. knock(Noun)

    a batsman's innings.

    He played a slow but sure knock of 35.

    Etymology: Akin to Old Norse knoka (compare Swedish knocka, Danish knuge, to hug) and Middle High German knochen, to hit.

  4. knock(Noun)

    A type of abnormal combustion occurring in spark ignition engines caused by self-ignition or the characteristic knocking sound associated with it.

    Etymology: Akin to Old Norse knoka (compare Swedish knocka, Danish knuge, to hug) and Middle High German knochen, to hit.

  5. knock(Verb)

    To rap one's knuckles against something, especially wood.

    Knock on the door and find out if they're home.

    Etymology: Akin to Old Norse knoka (compare Swedish knocka, Danish knuge, to hug) and Middle High German knochen, to hit.

  6. knock(Verb)

    To bump or impact.

    I knocked against the table and bruised my leg.

    Etymology: Akin to Old Norse knoka (compare Swedish knocka, Danish knuge, to hug) and Middle High German knochen, to hit.

  7. knock(Verb)

    To denigrate, undervalue.

    Don't knock it until you've tried it.

    Etymology: Akin to Old Norse knoka (compare Swedish knocka, Danish knuge, to hug) and Middle High German knochen, to hit.

  8. knock(Verb)

    To pass, kick a ball towards another player.

    Etymology: Akin to Old Norse knoka (compare Swedish knocka, Danish knuge, to hug) and Middle High German knochen, to hit.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Knock(verb)

    to drive or be driven against something; to strike against something; to clash; as, one heavy body knocks against another

    Etymology: [OE. knoken, AS. cnocian, cnucian; prob. of imitative origin; cf. Sw. knacka. Cf. Knack.]

  2. Knock(verb)

    to strike or beat with something hard or heavy; to rap; as, to knock with a club; to knock on the door

    Etymology: [OE. knoken, AS. cnocian, cnucian; prob. of imitative origin; cf. Sw. knacka. Cf. Knack.]

  3. Knock(verb)

    to strike with something hard or heavy; to move by striking; to drive (a thing) against something; as, to knock a ball with a bat; to knock the head against a post; to knock a lamp off the table

    Etymology: [OE. knoken, AS. cnocian, cnucian; prob. of imitative origin; cf. Sw. knacka. Cf. Knack.]

  4. Knock(verb)

    to strike for admittance; to rap upon, as a door

    Etymology: [OE. knoken, AS. cnocian, cnucian; prob. of imitative origin; cf. Sw. knacka. Cf. Knack.]

  5. Knock(noun)

    a blow; a stroke with something hard or heavy; a jar

    Etymology: [OE. knoken, AS. cnocian, cnucian; prob. of imitative origin; cf. Sw. knacka. Cf. Knack.]

  6. Knock(noun)

    a stroke, as on a door for admittance; a rap

    Etymology: [OE. knoken, AS. cnocian, cnucian; prob. of imitative origin; cf. Sw. knacka. Cf. Knack.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Knock

    nok, v.i. to strike with something hard or heavy: to drive or be driven against: to strike for admittance: to rap.—v.t. to strike: to drive against.—n. a sudden stroke: a rap.—adj. Knock′-down, such as to overthrow.—ns. Knock′er, the hammer suspended to a door for making a knock: a goblin inhabiting a mine who points out the presence of ore by knocks; Knock′ing, a beating on a door: a rap.—adj. Knock′-kneed, having knees that knock or touch in walking.—Knock about (slang), to saunter, loaf about; Knock down, to fell with a blow: assign to a bidder with a tap of the auctioneer's hammer; Knock into a cocked hat (see Cock); Knock off, to desist, cease: to accomplish hastily; Knock on the head, to bring to a sudden stop; Knock out, to beat in a boxing match, to overcome generally: to lose the scent—of hounds in fox-hunting; Knock-out auction, an auction where the bidders are largely swindling confederates; Knock together, to get together or construct hastily; Knock under, to give in, yield; Knock up, to rouse by knocking: weary out, or be worn out: to construct hastily: (U.S.) to get with child. [A.S. cnucian, cnocian; imit. like knack; cf. Gael. cnac, cnag, &c.]

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    Rank popularity for the word 'knock' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1853

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'knock' in Verbs Frequency: #430

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How to say knock in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of knock in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of knock in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of knock in a Sentence

  1. Sumathi Madhure:

    If that motivated me to get out and vote, I'm sure there are people out there to whom its important to know that people are taking the time to come out and knock on their door.

  2. Bible:

    Ask, and it shall be given you Seek, and ye shall find Knock, and it shall be opened unto you.

  3. Bob Reish:

    Challenges can either knock us backward, or be used as a step toward our goals. We choose the direction!

  4. Winnipeg City Councillor Brian Mayes:

    Hopefully, before Im out of office well knock off [Hawleys].

  5. Donald Trump:

    If you knock 'em out, nothing can happen.

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