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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"

Wiktionary

  1. knocking(Noun)

    An act in which something is knocked on, or the sound thus produced

Webster Dictionary

  1. Knocking

    of Knock

  2. Knocking(noun)

    a beating; a rap; a series of raps

Freebase

  1. Knocking

    Knocking is a 2006 documentary film directed by Joel Engardio and Tom Shepard that focuses on the civil liberties fought for by Jehovah's Witnesses. It focuses primarily on the stories of three Jehovah's Witnesses, and how their lives demonstrate three fundamental Witness teachings that have affected society in general: Conscientious objection, and rejection of blood transfusions and saluting the flag. Knocking won the jury award for best documentary at the 2006 USA Film Festival in Dallas and the audience award for best documentary at the 2006 Indianapolis International Film Festival. It has been shown at film festivals in Trenton, New Jersey; Flint, Michigan; Cleveland, Ohio; Reno, Nevada; East Lansing, Michigan. Knocking was first televised on the PBS series Independent Lens on May 22, 2007. It was also broadcast on the Australian television program Compass on May 18, 2008. The documentary is also available on DVD.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. knocking

    A slow but sure way of putting the skids under your prospects. Push in the door softly, and all things are yours--knock and nothing shall be opened unto you.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'knocking' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3167

How to pronounce knocking?

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    Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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How to say knocking in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of knocking in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of knocking in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of knocking in a Sentence

  1. Alessandra Biaggi:

    Her race put a massive crack in cynicism, in a way that people said,' Whoa, this is possible and it can happen here,' more volunteers came in, more shifts knocking doors, more small-dollar donations, and it has been one of the key pieces to our progress right now.

  2. Mitch McConnell:

    Yeah, let me tell you the difference, secretary Kerry, I guess in order to reassure the left-leaning members of his own party, said it would sort be like a pinprick. You know, it really would not be of any great consequence. I don't know whether he had in mind knocking out a couple of camels or what. But this was a strike that was well-planned, well-executed, went right to the heart of the matter, which is using chemical weapons. So had I seen that kind of approach by President Obama, I'm sure I would've signed up.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    If you see a door to happiness, do not waste your time knocking it, just open the door and walk in!

  4. Frederic Neumann:

    China's stock market stumble now risks knocking demand down further. What all this points to is the need for a lot more easing, including extra fiscal spending. China's economy is highly dependent on construction. With that engine sputtering, mainland commodity demand will struggle to make headway for a while.

  5. Nabilah Islam:

    I'm running for Congress full time and I can't afford private health insurance and I don't even qualify for Medicaid in Georgia, so, I don't feel safe knocking on doors Nabilah Islam.

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