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knock

noun

1 knock

The sound of knocking (as on a door or in an engine or bearing):
— The knocking grew louder.

synonym: knocking.

Dutch: aankloppen, kloppen
Polish: pukanie



2 knock

Negative criticism.

synonym: roast.

Dutch: klap

3 knock

A vigorous blow:
— The sudden knock floored him.

synonyms: bang, bash, belt, smash.

Polish: gwizdnięcie

4 knock

A bad experience.

5 knock

The act of hitting vigorously.

synonyms: belt, rap, whack, whang.

Roget 276: impulse, impulsion, impetus; momentum; push, pulsion, thrust, shove, jog, jolt, brunt, booming, boost [U.S.], throw; ... show more

Polish: puknięcie, stuknięcie

verb

1 knock

Deliver a sharp blow or push:
— He knocked the glass clear across the room.

synonym: strike hard.

Roget 863: be rash etc. adj.; stick at nothing, play a desperate game; run into danger etc. 665; play with fire, play with edge tools.    carry too much sail, sail too near the wind, ride at single anchor, ... show more

2 knock

Rap with the knuckles.

Dutch: bekloppen, kloppen

3 knock

Knock against with force or violence.

synonym: bump.

4 knock

Make light, repeated taps on a surface.

synonyms: pink, rap, tap.

Roget 406: rap, snap, tap, knock, ping; click; clash; crack, crackle; crash; pop; slam, bang, blast, ... show more

Roget 276: give an impetus etc. n.; impel, push; start, give a start to, set going; drive, urge, boom; thrust, prod, ... show more

Dutch: hameren

5 knock

Sound like a car engine that is firing too early.

synonyms: ping, pink.

6 knock

Find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws:
— Don't knock the food--it's free.

synonyms: criticise, criticize, pick apart.

Dutch: bekritiseren, beoordelen, kritiseren


Moby thesaurus: KO, abuse, adverse criticism, animadversion, arouse, aspersion, associate with, astonish, astound, awaken, bad notices, bad press, bang, bang into, bash, baste, bat, batter, beat, beat up ... show more.

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