The sound of knocking (as on a door or in an engine or bearing):
— The knocking grew louder.
Dutch: aankloppen, kloppen
A vigorous blow:
— The sudden knock floored him.
A bad experience.
The act of hitting vigorously.
Polish: puknięcie, stuknięcie
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
Rap with the knuckles.
Dutch: bekloppen, kloppen
Knock against with force or violence.
Make light, repeated taps on a surface.
Find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws:
— Don't knock the food--it's free.
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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