Complete Definition of "knock on wood"

wikipedia|Knocking on wood
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English

Pronunciation
a|RP: IPA|/�n�k �n �w�d/
a|US: IPA|/�n�k �n �w�d/ or /�n�k �n �w�d/ or /�nak �n �w�d/
audio|en-us-knock on wood.ogg|Audio (US)

Verb
knock on wood

  1. US idiom An action taken or referred to ward off some misfortune that is discussed but has not happened yet.

#:I do a lot of walking, and I have never had any knee problems yet, knock on wood.

See also
touch wood (UK)

Translations

French: toucher du bois
Persian: FAchar|بز� ب� تخت� (bezan be taxta)
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Russian: по����а�� по де�ев� (postu�át� po dérevu)
Swedish: peppar, peppar, ta i trä (pepper, pepper, grip wood), peppar peppar

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