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knock·out

 (nŏk′out′)
n.
1.
a. The act of knocking out.
b. The state of being knocked out.
c. A blow that knocks out an opponent.
2. Sports
a. A victory in boxing in which one's opponent is unable to rise from the canvas within a specified time after being knocked down or is judged too injured to continue.
b. The act of winning a boxing match in this way: won the fight by a knockout.
3. Slang A strikingly attractive or impressive person or thing.
adj. also knock-out (nŏk′out′)
1. Capable of knocking someone out: a knockout punch; knockout drops put in a drink.
2. Strikingly attractive or impressive.
3. Genetics Having a specific single gene inactivated or removed by genetic manipulation: knockout mice used in an experiment.
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UNDEFEATED John Docherty has vowed to extend his 100% stoppage run to six straight knock-outs tonight.
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Mersey Travel put a great shift in, but could only manage two wins and two losses, which wasn't enough to see them progress into the knock-outs.
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Following his Olympic success, Billy turned pro in 1961 and spent his entire career fighting in Britain, retiring in 1967 with a record of 21-12, with nine knock-outs.
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