knock synonyms

Here's a list of possible synonyms and antonyms for the term knock:

Princeton's WordNet

  1. knock, knocking(noun)

    the sound of knocking (as on a door or in an engine or bearing)

    whack, whang, belt, bang, roast, smash, knock, knocking, bash, rap

  2. knock, roast(noun)

    negative criticism

    whack, whang, joint, belt, bang, roast, smash, knock, knocking, bash, rap

  3. knock, bash, bang, smash, belt(noun)

    a vigorous blow

    crash, bam, swath, boot, clap, bang, fringe, strike, thrill, smasher, roast, rap, belted ammunition, belt, kick, knock, rush, flush, overhead, brawl, smash-up, belt ammunition, charge, whang, whack, hit, knocking, eruption, bash, do, blast, smash

  4. knock(noun)

    a bad experience

    whack, whang, belt, bang, roast, smash, knocking, bash, rap

  5. knock, belt, rap, whack, whang(verb)

    the act of hitting vigorously

    bang, strike, swath, roast, rap, tap, belt, knock, belted ammunition, pat, belt ammunition, blame, whang, whack, rap music, knocking, bash, hip-hop, smash

  6. knock, strike hard(verb)

    deliver a sharp blow or push :"He knocked the glass clear across the room"

    bump, criticize, strike hard, knock, ping, pink, criticise, rap, pick apart, tap

  7. knock(verb)

    rap with the knuckles

    bump, criticize, strike hard, ping, pink, criticise, rap, pick apart, tap

  8. bump, knock(verb)

    knock against with force or violence

    criticise, encounter, happen, chance, relegate, bump, rap, tap, pink, knock, demote, break, kick downstairs, ping, find, pick apart, criticize, strike hard, dislodge

  9. tap, rap, knock, pink(verb)

    make light, repeated taps on a surface

    criticise, pick apart, solicit, bump, exploit, wiretap, tip, rap, tap, pink, knock, intercept, bug, beg, tapdance, ping, knap, criticize, strike hard

  10. pink, ping, knock(verb)

    sound like a car engine that is firing too early

    knock, criticize, strike hard, ping, pink, criticise, bump, rap, pick apart, tap

  11. knock, criticize, criticise, pick apart(verb)

    find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws

    bump, criticize, strike hard, knock, ping, pink, criticise, rap, pick apart, tap

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. knock

    A blow is a sudden impact, as of a fist or a club; a stroke is a sweeping movement; as, the stroke of a sword, of an oar, of the arm in swimming. A shock is the sudden encounter with some heavy body; as, colliding railway-trains meet with a shock; the shock of battle. A slap is given with the open hand, a lash with a whip, thong, or the like; we speak also of the cut of a whip. A buffet or cuff is given only with the hand; a blow either with hand or weapon. A cuff is a somewhat sidelong blow, generally with the open hand; as, a cuff or box on the ear. A stripe is the effect or mark of a stroke. In the metaphorical sense, blow is used for sudden, stunning, staggering calamity or sorrow; stroke for sweeping disaster, and also for sweeping achievement and success. We say a stroke of paralysis, or a stroke of genius. We speak of the buffets of adverse fortune. Shock is used of that which is at once sudden, violent, and prostrating; we speak of a shock of electricity, the shock of an amputation, a shock of surprise. Compare BEAT.

    blow, box, buffet, calamity, concussion, cuff, cut, disaster, lash, misfortune, rap, shock, stripe, stroke, thump

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. knock(n.)

    rap (as at a door), clap

  2. knock(n.)

    blow, slap, cuff, buffet, box

  3. knock(v. n.)

    rap (as at a door)

  4. knock(v. a.)

    beat, strike, hit, bump, slap

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

toc, hit, knocking, strike, punch, hitting, ocd, ks

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. knock

    Pericardial knock, see there