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Synonyms for knock

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. knock, knockingnoun

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

    "the knocking grew louder"

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

  2. knock, roastnoun

    negative criticism

    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"

    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"

    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"

    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"

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

  7. knockverb

    rap with the knuckles

    "knock on the door"

    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"

    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"

    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"

    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"

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. knocknoun

    rap (as at a door), clap

  2. knocknoun

    blow, slap, cuff, buffet, box

  3. knockverb

    rap (as at a door)

  4. knockverb

    beat, strike, hit, bump, slap

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. knocknoun

    blow, stroke, rap

  2. knockverb

    rap, clash, bump, strike, beat

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "knock":

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

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. knock

    Pericardial knock, see there

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How to use knock in a sentence?

  1. Winnipeg City Councillor Brian Mayes:

    Hopefully, before Im out of office well knock off [Hawleys].

  2. Mark Preston:

    There are times that the information is good and you can knock the guys, but that doesn't happen every day, you just have to keep at it.

  3. Kamala Harris:

    Our answer is not going to simply be how we felt, but what we did, did we sign people up to vote ? Did we fight against voter suppression ? Did we knock on doors ? Did we pay attention to who's elected ? ... Did we stand up for justice ? Did we fight for folks and for equality, and not tire ?

  4. Nathan Gonzales:

    There is a tremendous incumbency, if the incumbent decides to run again, then then it is very difficult for anyone of any age to knock them off.

  5. Barry Wray:

    You can walk down the street and knock on anybody's door, and I guarantee you about 80 % of the people will know nothing about this whatsoever, we have gone above and beyond as it relates to public engagement.

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