the sound of knocking (as on a door or in an engine or bearing)
"the knocking grew louder"
knock, bash, bang, smash, belt(noun)
a vigorous blow
"the sudden knock floored him"; "he took a bash right in his face"; "he got a bang on the head"
crash, bam, swath, boot, clap, bang, fringe, strike, thrill, smasher, roast, rap, belted ammunition, belt, kick, rush, flush, overhead, brawl, smash-up, belt ammunition, charge, whang, whack, hit, knocking, eruption, bash, do, blast, smash
a bad experience
"the school of hard knocks"
knock, belt, rap, whack, whang(verb)
the act of hitting vigorously
"he gave the table a whack"
knock, strike hard(verb)
deliver a sharp blow or push :"He knocked the glass clear across the room"
rap with the knuckles
"knock on the door"
knock against with force or violence
"My car bumped into the tree"
tap, rap, knock, pink(verb)
make light, repeated taps on a surface
"he was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently"
pink, ping, knock(verb)
sound like a car engine that is firing too early
"the car pinged when I put in low-octane gasoline"; "The car pinked when the ignition was too far retarded"
knock, criticize, criticise, pick apart(verb)
find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws
"The paper criticized the new movie"; "Don't knock the food--it's free"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
Dictionary of English Synonymes
Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words
Pericardial knock, see there
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How to use knock in a sentence?
I was expecting to knock on 10,000 doors this Spring, we had to entirely re-engineer the campaign strategy because of this pandemic.
Here's what FEMA tells me. Hurricane Katrina disaster victims go to a place like New Orleans, and everybody's looking around saying,' Who's going to help me ? Who's going to help me ?' hurricane Katrina disaster victims go to a place like Iowa, and Hurricane Katrina disaster victims go, Hurricane Katrina disaster victims go see, knock on the door at, say, I'll make up a name, John's place, and say,' John, you got water in your basement, Hurricane Katrina disaster victims can write you a check, Hurricane Katrina disaster victims can help you.' And John will say,' Well, wait a minute, let me get my boots. It's Joe that needs help. Let's go down to his place and help him,'.
They need to come talk to me and somebody needs to come tell me something, because I still dont know nothing, somebody needs to come to my house, and knock on my door and tell me something. I dont know nothing. All I know is my son got killed up there.
The Law Society of Singapore have not been enamored of Ravi for quite some time and have sought opportunities to knock him down, and because of Ravi's medical condition, they have had this latest chance to do so.
When I heard the knock of the door, I knew it was time.
Translations for knock
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- сту́каць, сту́кнуцьBelarusian
- cop, colpejar, batreCatalan, Valencian
- klepat, uhoditCzech
- cnocio, cnocWelsh
- Klopfen, schlagen, SchlagGerman
- χτύπος, χτυπάω, προανάφλεξηGreek
- frapi, frapoEsperanto
- koputus, isku, koputella, nakuttaa, tyrmätä, nakutus, koputtaa, kolhaista, kolauttaaFinnish
- buail, gnog, gnogadhScottish Gaelic
- खटखटाना, दस्तकHindi
- tabrak, benturan, ketok, ketokanIndonesian
- botta, bussare, sbattere, buttare giù, sparlare, autocombustione, battere, distruggere, denigrare, colpoItalian
- ノック, 叩くJapanese
- slag, banking, bankeNorwegian
- aankloppen, klap, botsen, kloppenDutch
- støte, slå, dunke, bankeNorwegian
- zapukać, pukaćPolish
- batida, baterPortuguese
- стук, стукнуть, стучатьRussian
- klepnutie, klopanie, úder, ráz, tresk, klopaťSlovak
- potrkati, trkatiSlovene
- trokas, e trokiturAlbanian
- knacka, knackning, stöta emot, slå emotSwedish
- vurmak, çalmak, tıklatmakTurkish
- сту́кати, сту́кнутиUkrainian
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