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Synonyms for knock

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. knock, knocking(noun)

    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, roast(noun)

    negative criticism

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

  3. 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

  4. knock(noun)

    a bad experience

    "the school of hard knocks"

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

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

    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 hard(verb)

    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. knock(verb)

    rap with the knuckles

    "knock on the door"

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

  8. bump, knock(verb)

    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, pink(verb)

    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, 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"

    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

    "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

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. knock(n)

    blow, stroke, rap

  2. knock(v)

    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. Wayne Barnett:

    Most people have never had a candidate knock on their door and ask them to make a campaign contribution, it’s empowering to people in a way they’ve never been empowered before.

  2. Ronald Reagan:

    The vote on the Peacekeeper is also a vote on Geneva. Rejecting the Peacekeeper will knock the legs out from under the negotiating table. (On importance of the MX missile)

  3. Jason Vance:

    That's what kind of made you all come up with the original' hey we're just going to knock, try to get her to the door', you know, the most passive way to serve the warrant, right.

  4. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    If the truth is with you, no power can knock you down!

  5. Matt Paul:

    You want to either close it out and close it out with a stemwinder and knock it out of the park, or you want to go first and be the speaker that everyone compares themselves to.

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