knock against

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Verb1.knock against - collide violently with an obstacle; "I ran into the telephone pole"
collide with, impinge on, hit, run into, strike - hit against; come into sudden contact with; "The car hit a tree"; "He struck the table with his elbow"
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Hast thou ever helped carry a bier, and heard the coffin knock against the churchyard gate, going in?
If it is a workman, I need but knock against the wall, and he will cease to work, in order to find out who is knocking, and why he does so; but as his occupation is sanctioned by the governor, he will soon resume it.
During the time taken in opening all the barriers, Aramis barely breathed, and you might have heard his "sealed heart knock against his ribs.
it came with a gentle knock against the crooked piles below the house.
Ray Parlour is still absent, while Edu is also a worry after sustaining a knock against Charlton at the weekend, yet David Seaman should be fine despite an unspecified ``slight problem but nothing urgent'', according to Wenger.
Otherwise the only injury concern is Caleb Folan, the Wigan striker who picked up a knock against Fulham.
Louis Saha is expected to be fit for tonight's visit of Everton, after sustaining a knock against Chelsea
The Australian international picked up a knock against Manchester City but is confident that after almost two weeks off to rest he will be available.
The right-back was forced to come off with a thigh knock against Crystal Palace on Saturday and is struggling to be fit for the Blades' second match at Selhurst Park in three days.
The former Glasgow star picked up an ankle knock against South Africa at Murrayfield last weekend.
It was obvious that the silken-gloved Alex Cora was on his way out, and the knock against Kent was that his range at second base was a fraction of Cora's.
Boundaries are easily scored at this small ground, as Trescothick showed in his 121 second-round knock against Glamorgan.