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)

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

  2. knock, roast(noun)

    negative criticism

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

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

    a vigorous blow

    Synonyms:
    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

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

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

    the act of hitting vigorously

    Synonyms:
    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"

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

  7. knock(verb)

    rap with the knuckles

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

  8. bump, knock(verb)

    knock against with force or violence

    Synonyms:
    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

    Synonyms:
    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

    Synonyms:
    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

    Synonyms:
    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.

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. knock(n.)

    Synonyms:
    rap (as at a door), clap

  2. knock(n.)

    Synonyms:
    blow, slap, cuff, buffet, box

  3. knock(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    rap (as at a door)

  4. knock(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    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

    Synonyms:
    Pericardial knock, see there



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