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knock

 (nŏk)
v. knocked, knock·ing, knocks
v.tr.
1. To strike with a hard blow: knocked him on the head.
2. To affect in a specified way by striking hard: knocked the mugger senseless.
3. To cause to be displaced or unengaged; force: a wind that knocked the tower over; a blunder that knocked him out of the job.
4. To cause to collide: I knocked my head on a low beam.
5. To produce by hitting or striking: knocked a hole in the wall.
6. Informal To find fault with; criticize: Don't knock the food; it's free.
v.intr.
1. To strike a sharp audible blow or series of blows, as on a door.
2. To collide with something: knocked into the table.
3. To make a pounding or clanking noise: The car engine is knocking.
n.
1. An instance of striking or colliding.
2. The sound of a sharp blow on a hard surface.
3. A pounding or clanking noise made by an engine, often as a result of faulty fuel combustion. Also called ping.
4. Slang A cutting, often petty criticism.
Phrasal Verbs:
knock around (or about) Informal
1. To be rough or brutal with; maltreat.
2. To wander from place to place: knocking around Europe.
3. To discuss or consider: met to knock around some ideas.
knock back Informal
To gulp (an alcoholic drink).
knock down
1. To bring to the ground with a blow or other forceful action; topple.
2. To disassemble into parts, as for storage or shipping.
3. To declare sold at an auction, as by striking a blow with a gavel.
4. To reduce in amount or intensity: a retailer who knocked down the price by 20 percent; firefighters who knocked down the fire enough to search the house.
5. Slang To receive as wages; earn: knocks down $50 an hour.
knock off
1. Informal
a. To take a break or rest from; stop: knocked off work at noon.
b. To cease work: It's after five; let's knock off.
2. Informal To complete, accomplish, or dispose of hastily or easily; finish: That author knocks off a book a year.
3. Informal To get rid of; eliminate: knocked off 12 pounds in a month.
4. Slang To kill or overcome.
5. Slang To hold up or rob: knocked off a bank.
6. Informal To copy or imitate, especially without permission: knocking off someone else's ideas.
knock out
1. To render unconscious.
2. Sports To defeat (a boxing opponent) by a knockout.
3. To render useless or inoperative: The storm knocked out the phones.
4. Informal To excite or overwhelm, especially by being sexually attractive.
5. Informal To exert or exhaust (oneself or another) to the utmost: knocked herself out to be ready on time.
6. Informal To produce in abundance: The workers knocked out 500 parts in one hour.
7. To inactivate (a gene or genes) by genetic manipulation so that the resulting phenotypic effects can be observed.
knock together
To make or assemble quickly or carelessly.
knock up
1. Derogatory Slang To make pregnant.
2. Chiefly British To wake up or summon, as by knocking at the door.
3. Chiefly British To wear out; exhaust.
Idioms:
have it knocked Slang
To be certain of success: "He knew he had it knocked after he saw a rough cut of Chinatown" (Time).
knock cold
To render unconscious; knock out.
knock dead
1. To kill with a blow.
2. Slang To affect strongly and positively: a performance that knocked the audience dead.
knock it off Slang
To stop doing something. Often used in the imperative: He asked us to knock it off.
knock out of the box Baseball
To force the removal of (an opposing pitcher) by heavy hitting.
knock (someone's) socks off Slang
To overwhelm or amaze.
knock some sense into Slang
To beat or hit (someone) in an effort to teach a lesson or cause a person to adopt an acceptable pattern of behavior.

[Middle English knokken, from Old English cnocian.]

knock off

vb (mainly adverb)
1. (intr, also preposition) informal to finish work: we knocked off an hour early.
2. (tr) informal to make or do hastily or easily: to knock off a novel in a week.
3. (tr; also preposition) informal to reduce the price of (an article) by (a stated amount)
4. (tr) slang to kill
5. (tr) slang to rob or steal: to knock off a bank; to knock off a watch.
6. (tr) slang to stop doing something, used as a command: knock it off!.
7. (tr) slang to have sexual intercourse with; seduce
n
informal
a. an illegal imitation of a well-known product
b. (as modifier): knockoff watches.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.knock off - get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing; "The mafia liquidated the informer"; "the double agent was neutralized"
kill - cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly; "This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank"; "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays"
2.knock off - cut the price of
cut down, reduce, trim back, trim down, cut, cut back, trim, bring down - cut down on; make a reduction in; "reduce your daily fat intake"; "The employer wants to cut back health benefits"
mark down - reduce the price of
3.knock off - take by theft; "Someone snitched my wallet!"
steal - take without the owner's consent; "Someone stole my wallet on the train"; "This author stole entire paragraphs from my dissertation"
4.knock off - write quicklyknock off - write quickly; "She dashed off a note to her husband saying she would not be home for supper"; "He scratched off a thank-you note to the hostess"
authorship, penning, writing, composition - the act of creating written works; "writing was a form of therapy for him"; "it was a matter of disputed authorship"
indite, pen, write, compose - produce a literary work; "She composed a poem"; "He wrote four novels"
5.knock off - stop pursuing or acting; "drop a lawsuit"; "knock it off!"
nol.pros., nolle pros, nolle prosequi - drop prosecution of by entering a nolle prosequi in the court records; "They nolle prossed the charge"
cease, discontinue, lay off, quit, stop, give up - put an end to a state or an activity; "Quit teasing your little brother"

knock

verb
1. To deliver a powerful blow to suddenly and sharply:
Informal: biff, bop, clip, wallop.
Slang: belt, conk, paste.
Idioms: let someone have it, sock it to someone.
2. To make a noise by striking:
3. Slang. To find fault with:
Informal: cut up, pan.
phrasal verb
knock about or around
1. To be rough or brutal with:
Slang: mess up.
2. To injure or damage, as by abuse or heavy wear:
3. Informal. To speak together and exchange ideas and opinions about:
bandy (about), discuss, moot, talk over, thrash out (or over), thresh out (or over), toss around.
Informal: hash (over), kick around.
Slang: rap.
phrasal verb
knock down
1. To cause to fall, as from a shot or blow:
Slang: deck.
Idiom: lay low.
2. To pull down or break up so that reconstruction is impossible:
Aerospace: destruct.
phrasal verb
knock off
1. Informal. To take away (a quantity) from another quantity:
2. Slang. To take the life of (a person or persons) unlawfully:
Informal: put away.
3. Slang. To take property or possessions from (a person or company, for example) unlawfully and usually forcibly:
Slang: heist.
phrasal verb
knock out
1. To render powerless or motionless, as by inflicting severe injury:
Idiom: put out of action.
2. Informal. To make extremely tired:
Informal: tucker (out).
Slang: do in, poop (out).
Idioms: run ragged, take it out of.
phrasal verb
knock over
To turn or cause to turn from a vertical or horizontal position:
noun
1. The sound made by a light blow:
2. Slang. A comment expressing fault:
Informal: pan.
Translations
يَتَوَقَّف عن العَمَل
holde fyraftenholde pause
hætta aî vinna
skončiť prácu
işi bırakmakpaydos etmek

w>knock off

vi (inf)aufhören, Feierabend or Schluss machen (inf); let’s knock off nowSchluss für heute (inf); to knock off for lunchMittag machen
vt sep
(lit) vase, cup, person etchinunterstoßen; nose off statue etcabschlagen; insectabschütteln; high jump barreißen; (off list etc) → streichen; the branch knocked the rider off (his horse)der Ast riss den Reiter vom Pferd; somebody knocked the nose off the statuejemand hat der Statue (dat)die Nase abgeschlagen
(inf: = reduce price by) → nachlassen (for sb jdm), runtergehen (inf); he knocked £5 off the bill/priceer hat £ 5 von der Rechnung/vom Preis nachgelassen; I got something knocked offich habe es billiger bekommen
(inf: = do quickly) essay, paintinghinhauen (inf); (with good result) → aus dem Ärmel schütteln (inf)
(Brit inf: = steal) → klauen (inf)
(inf: = kill) → umlegen (inf)
(inf: = stop) → aufhören mit; smoking, criticizingstecken (sl); to knock off workFeierabend machen; knock it off!nun hör schon auf!

knock

(nok) verb
1. to make a sharp noise by hitting or tapping, especially on a door etc to attract attention. Just then, someone knocked at the door.
2. to cause to move, especially to fall, by hitting (often accidentally). She knocked a vase on to the floor while she was dusting.
3. to put into a certain state or position by hitting. He knocked the other man senseless.
4. (often with against, ~on) to strike against or bump into. She knocked against the table and spilt his cup of coffee; I knocked my head on the car door.
noun
1. an act of knocking or striking. She gave two knocks on the door; He had a nasty bruise from a knock he had received playing football.
2. the sound made by a knock, especially on a door etc. Suddenly they heard a loud knock.
ˈknocker noun
a piece of metal etc fixed to a door and used for knocking.
ˌknock-ˈkneed adjective
having legs that curve inwards abnormally at the knee.
knock about/around
1. to treat in a rough and unkind manner, especially to hit repeatedly. I've heard that her husband knocks her about.
2. to move about (in) in a casual manner without a definite destination or purpose. He spent six months knocking around before getting a job.
3. (with with) to be friendly with. I don't like the boys he knocks about with.
knock back
to drink, especially quickly and in large quantities. He knocked back three pints of beer in ten minutes.
knock down
1. to cause to fall by striking. He was so angry with the man that he knocked him down; The old lady was knocked down by a van as she crossed the street.
2. to reduce the price of (goods). She bought a coat that had been knocked down to half-price.
knock off
to stop working. I knocked off at six o'clock after studying for four hours; What time do you knock off in this factory?
knock out
1. to make unconscious by a blow, or (in boxing) unable to recover within the required time. The boxer knocked his opponent out in the third round.
2. to defeat and cause to retire from a competition. That team knocked us out in the semi-finals (noun ˈknock-out).
knock over
to cause to fall from an upright position. The dog knocked over a chair as it rushed past.
knock up
1. (of opponents in a tennis match) to have a short practice before starting on the match (noun ˈknock-up).
2. (slang) to make a woman pregnant.
get knocked up
to get pregnant.
References in classic literature ?
But many a night I did not knock off work until midnight.
If you want to preach, come and take a pick now, and preach when they're resting,' and he did and worked well too, and afterwards when we had to knock off, he preached, and Trent took the chair and made 'em all listen.
Jackson promised to knock Ah Moy's block off if he did not feed the puppy well, while Sigurd Halvorsen, in the forecastle, did his best to knock off Henrik Gjertsen's block when the latter was guilty of kicking Scraps out of his way.
We won't go back to work this afternoon, but knock off now, and call it half a day.
And now,' said Miss Jenny, 'having knocked off my rosy-cheeked young friends, I'll knock off my white-cheeked self.
This was to knock off being pirates, for a while, and be Indians for a change.