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Synonyms for knock
nɒkknock

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English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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

Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 1 vote

  1. knock, knockingnoun

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

    "the knocking grew louder"

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

  2. knock, roastnoun

    negative criticism

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

  3. knock, bash, bang, smash, beltnoun

    a vigorous blow

    "the sudden knock floored him"; "he took a bash right in his face"; "he got a bang on the head"

    Synonyms:
    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

  4. knocknoun

    a bad experience

    "the school of hard knocks"

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

  5. knock, belt, rap, whack, whangverb

    the act of hitting vigorously

    "he gave the table a whack"

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

  6. knock, strike hardverb

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

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

  7. knockverb

    rap with the knuckles

    "knock on the door"

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

  8. bump, knockverb

    knock against with force or violence

    "My car bumped into the tree"

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

  9. tap, rap, knock, pinkverb

    make light, repeated taps on a surface

    "he was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently"

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

  10. pink, ping, knockverb

    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"

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

  11. knock, criticize, criticise, pick apartverb

    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"

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. knocknoun

    Synonyms:
    rap (as at a door), clap

  2. knocknoun

    Synonyms:
    blow, slap, cuff, buffet, box

  3. knockverb

    Synonyms:
    rap (as at a door)

  4. knockverb

    Synonyms:
    beat, strike, hit, bump, slap

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. knocknoun

    Synonyms:
    blow, stroke, rap

  2. knockverb

    Synonyms:
    rap, clash, bump, strike, beat

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "knock":

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

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD0.0 / 0 votes

  1. knock

    Synonyms:
    Pericardial knock, see there

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How to use knock in a sentence?

  1. Michael Kelly:

    If she asks me to knock on a door, I'll knock on a door for her. I love her. I think the world of her.

  2. President Barack Obama:

    Hillary Clinton has no vision for America, hillary Clinton only vision for America is that Hillary Clinton wants to be the mob boss of America. Hillary Clinton wants to be the female Godfather, the greatest thing since Al Capone. And Hillary Clinton wants all the benefits that Al Capone got in Chicago ; Al Capone liked to run the city ; Al Capone liked to knock off Al Capone opponents. This is the cult of Hillary Clinton and this is what Hillary Clinton wants. Hillary Clinton wants to basically be the one who runs our life and calls all the shots and snubs out Hillary Clinton opponent. I, for one, am not going to stand for it and I ’m hoping most Americans wo n’t either.

  3. Melbourne University geologist David Kennedy:

    They most likely used to be taller but were shaved down by the rising sea. The sea rise was so rapid the waves just went over the top and they didn't have time to knock them over.

  4. President Mahamadou Issoufou:

    We will beat them, our adversaries, and with a knock-out blow that will be a historical milestone, since it will be the first time that a candidate will win in the first round.

  5. Kyle Chandler:

    Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door.


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