To knock up

Related to To knock up: Engine knock, Knocking on heavens door
to fail of strength; to become wearied or worn out, as with labor; to give out.
- W. Irving.
To arouse by knocking.
To beat or tire out; to fatigue till unable to do more; as, the men were entirely knocked up.
(Bookbinding) To make even at the edges, or to shape into book form, as printed sheets.
- Petherick.
To make pregnant. Often used in passive, "she got knocked up".

See also: Knock, Knock, Knock, Knock, Knock

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order batsmen, or openers who have survived the early onslaught, could find themselves being able to knock up large totals while bowlers toil away with little reward.