Complete Definition of "knock"

wikipedia|dab=knock
English

Pronunciation
IPA|/nÉík/
SAMPA|/nAk/
audio|en-us-knock.ogg|Audio (US)
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-Éík|-Éík

Noun
en-noun

  1. An abrupt rapping sound, as from an impact of a hard object against wood

#:I heard a knock on my door.

  1. An impact.

#:He took a knock on the head.

  1. rfv-sense the act of hitting a tennis ball with a partner for warm up purposes
  2. cricket a batsman's innings.

#: He played a slow but sure knock of 35.

Translations
trans-top|an abrupt rapping sound
Dutch: t+|nl|kloppen|n, t+|nl|aankloppen|n
Finnish: t-|fi|koputus
German: Klopfen n
trans-mid
Indonesian: ketokan
Portuguese: t+|pt|batida|f
Swedish: knackning c
trans-bottom

trans-top|an impact
Dutch: klap m
Finnish: t+|fi|isku
French: coup m(1)
trans-mid
German: t+|de|Schlag|m
Indonesian: benturan
Portuguese: batida f
trans-bottom

checktrans-top
ttbc|Indonesian: ketukan
trans-mid
ttbc|Spanish: golpe
trans-bottom

Verb
en-verb

  1. To rap one's knuckles against something, especially wood.

#:Knock on the door and find out if they're home.

  1. To bump or impact.

#:I knocked against the table and bruised my leg.

  1. rfv-sense To hit a tennis ball with a practice partner to warm up before a match.
  2. colloquial To denigrate, undervalue.

#:Don't knock it until you've tried it.

  1. rfv-sense colloquial To feature a loud bass section.

Translations
trans-top|to rap one's knuckles against something
Dutch: kloppen, aankloppen
Finnish: t+|fi|koputtaa
French: t+|fr|frapper
German: t+|de|klopfen
trans-mid
Indonesian: ketok
Lithuanian: pasibelsti
Norwegian: t-|no|banke
Portuguese: t+|pt|bater
Slovenian: potrkati, trkati
Swedish: t+|sv|knacka
Vietnamese: t+|vi|gõ|xs=Vietnamese
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trans-top|to bump or impact
Dutch: botsen
Finnish: törmätä
trans-mid
Indonesian: t+|id|tabrak|xs=Indonesian
Norwegian: t|no|støte, t+|no|slå, t|no|dunke
Portuguese: bater
Swedish: stöta emot, slå emot
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checktrans-top
ttbc|Indonesian: ketuk, bentur
trans-mid
ttbc|Spanish: golpear
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Related terms
knock about
knock around
knock down
knock for a loop
knocker
knocking shop
knock it off
knock knock
knock off
knockoff
knock one's socks off
knock out
knockout
knock over
knock up
school of hard knocks

Category:Onomatopoeia

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