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knock·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. knock, knockingnoun

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

    "the knocking grew louder"

Wiktionary

  1. knockingnoun

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

ChatGPT

  1. knocking

    Knocking is the action of hitting a surface, typically in a series of audible impacts, often with the intention of gaining attention or alerting someone of your presence. It is commonly done on doors, windows or walls. In the mechanical context, knocking can refer to the undesired combustion of fuel in an internal combustion engine.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Knocking

    of Knock

  2. Knockingnoun

    a beating; a rap; a series of raps

Wikidata

  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.

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  1. Written Corpus Frequency

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

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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. Michael Sipos:

    Between Michael Sipos and all the other officers knocking on doors I believe we made contact with six or seven families.

  2. Ahmad Shukrey:

    She was angry, and I was telling her, ‘No, you’re not getting in the front of the line. I’ve been here since 12, and she proceeds to attack me with the chair, pushing into my friend, knocking me over and twisting my ankle.

  3. Marcus Smart each:

    Any team in this league, if they're knocking down shots, it's tough to guard, they were very comfortable out there, and we kind of let them get into their zone. It was hard to stop them in the second half.

  4. Gary Buske:

    We're just supposed to contact all of our friends, push it, and then they're making calls and doing door knocking and compiling voter lists and precinct captains and all that, it's all a ground game right now. I'm excited about it. He's right where he wants to be, and he's spending money very carefully and very slowly and very wisely and building the ground game. It's just building.

  5. Tyrrell Hatton:

    It's surreal to be honest, even there, knocking the putt in on 18, it doesn't feel like I've won the tournament.

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