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Meaning & Definition of Knock in English

English

Knock

/nɑk/

noun

1. The sound of knocking (as on a door or in an engine or bearing)

  • "The knocking grew louder"
    synonym:
  • knock
  • ,
  • knocking

2. Negative criticism

    synonym:
  • knock
  • ,
  • roast

3. A vigorous blow

  • "The sudden knock floored him"
  • "He took a bash right in his face"
  • "He got a bang on the head"
    synonym:
  • knock
  • ,
  • bash
  • ,
  • bang
  • ,
  • smash
  • ,
  • belt

4. A bad experience

  • "The school of hard knocks"
    synonym:
  • knock

5. The act of hitting vigorously

  • "He gave the table a whack"
    synonym:
  • knock
  • ,
  • belt
  • ,
  • rap
  • ,
  • whack
  • ,
  • whang

verb

1. Deliver a sharp blow or push :"he knocked the glass clear across the room"

    synonym:
  • knock
  • ,
  • strike hard

2. Rap with the knuckles

  • "Knock on the door"
    synonym:
  • knock

3. Knock against with force or violence

  • "My car bumped into the tree"
    synonym:
  • bump
  • ,
  • knock

4. Make light, repeated taps on a surface

  • "He was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently"
    synonym:
  • tap
  • ,
  • rap
  • ,
  • knock
  • ,
  • pink

5. 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"
    synonym:
  • pink
  • ,
  • ping
  • ,
  • knock

6. 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"
    synonym:
  • knock
  • ,
  • criticize
  • ,
  • criticise
  • ,
  • pick apart

Examples of using

Did you hear a knock?