Knock

  • 21 knock — index impinge, jostle (bump into), sully Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 22 Knock —    KNOCK, or Uii, lately a quoad sacra parish, in the parish of Stornoway, island of Lewis, county of Ross and Cromarty, 5 miles (E.) from the town of Stornoway; containing 1637 inhabitants. This district, which is called also Eye, is connected… …

    A Topographical dictionary of Scotland

  • 23 knock-up — n BrE the time before a tennis match officially starts when the players hit the ball to each other for practice →↑warm up …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 24 knock up — knock (someone) up to make a woman pregnant. The rumor was that he d knocked up two women in the town …

    New idioms dictionary

  • 25 knock-up — ► NOUN Brit. ▪ (in racket sports) a period of practice play before a game …

    English terms dictionary

  • 26 knock|up — «NOK UHP», noun. Especially British. warmup: »The second set lasted no longer than a knockup (London Times) …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 27 knock — knock1 W3S1 [nɔk US na:k] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(door)¦ 2¦(hit and move something)¦ 3¦(hit somebody hard)¦ 4¦(hit part of your body)¦ 5 knock on doors 6 be knocking on the door 7¦(remove wall)¦ 8 knock a hole in/through something 9¦(criticize)¦ …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 28 knock — 1 verb 1 DOOR/WINDOW (T) to hit a door or window with your closed hand to attract the attention of the people inside: Why don t you knock before you come in? (+ at/on): I turned to see Jane knocking frantically on the taxi window. 2 HIT/MAKE STH… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 29 knock — knock1 [ nak ] verb *** 1. ) intransitive or transitive to hit something, causing damage or harm: Mike had knocked his leg against a table. a ) transitive to hit something and force it somewhere: He knocked a couple of nails into the door. b )… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 30 knock — v. & n. v. 1 a tr. strike (a hard surface) with an audible sharp blow (knocked the table three times). b intr. strike, esp. a door to gain admittance (can you hear someone knocking?; knocked at the door). 2 tr. make (a hole, a dent, etc.) by… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 31 knock — /nɒk / (say nok) verb (i) 1. to strike a sounding blow with the fist, knuckles, or anything hard, especially on a door, window, or the like, as in seeking admittance, calling attention, giving a signal, etc. 2. (of an internal combustion engine)… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 32 knock — ▪ I. knock knock 1 [nɒk ǁ nɑːk] verb [transitive] 1. FINANCE if something knocks the price of shares, stocks etc, the price changes very quickly and unexpectedly: • Talk of easing the US credit policy knocked prices higher in light trade. • Its… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 33 knock — I n. thumping noise 1) engine knock 2) a gentle; loud knock 3) a knock at, on (a knock at/on the door) blow (colloq.) 4) hard knocks (she has taken some hard knocks in her life) II v. 1) ( to rap ) to knock loudly 2) (colloq. ) (d; intr.) ( to… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 34 knock — [[t]nɒ̱k[/t]] ♦♦♦ knocks, knocking, knocked 1) VERB If you knock on something such as a door or window, you hit it, usually several times, to attract someone s attention. [V on/at n] She went directly to Simon s apartment and knocked on the door …

    English dictionary

  • 35 knock — I UK [nɒk] / US [nɑk] verb Word forms knock : present tense I/you/we/they knock he/she/it knocks present participle knocking past tense knocked past participle knocked *** 1) [intransitive/transitive] to hit something, causing damage or harm Mike …

    English dictionary

  • 36 Knock — PlacesKnock is a place name found in a number of countries.Germany* Knock, East Frisia, East FrisiaIreland* Knock, County Mayo * Knock Shrine * Ireland West Airport Knock, commonly known as Knock Airport also * Castleknock, County Dublin *… …

    Wikipedia

  • 37 knock — knockless, adj. /nok/, v.i. 1. to strike a sounding blow with the fist, knuckles, or anything hard, esp. on a door, window, or the like, as in seeking admittance, calling attention, or giving a signal: to knock on the door before entering. 2. to… …

    Universalium

  • 38 knock — verb 1》 strike a surface noisily to attract attention.     ↘strike or thump together or against something.     ↘(of a motor) make a thumping or rattling noise. 2》 collide forcefully with.     ↘force to move or fall with a blow or collision: he… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 39 knock — [[t]nɒk[/t]] v. i. 1) to strike a sounding blow, as in seeking admittance, calling attention, or giving a signal 2) to strike in collision; bump: to knock into a table[/ex] 3) to make a pounding noise: The car s engine is knocking badly[/ex] 4)… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 40 knock — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 firm sharp sound ADJECTIVE ▪ loud, sharp ▪ gentle, light, quiet, soft ▪ timid ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary