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English noun: knock

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


SamplesThe knocking grew louder.


Synonymsknocking


Broader (hypernym)sound

2. knock (cognition) negative criticism


Synonymsroast


Broader (hypernym)criticism, critique

3. knock (event) a vigorous blow


SamplesThe sudden knock floored him.
He took a bash right in his face.
He got a bang on the head.


Synonymsbang, bash, belt, smash


Broader (hypernym)blow, bump

4. knock (event) a bad experience


SamplesThe school of hard knocks.


Broader (hypernym)bad luck, misfortune

5. knock (act) the act of hitting vigorously


SamplesHe gave the table a whack.


Synonymsbelt, rap, whack, whang


Broader (hypernym)blow


English verb: knock

1. knock (contact) deliver a sharp blow or push :


SamplesHe knocked the glass clear across the room.


Synonymsstrike hard


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)strike

2. knock (contact) rap with the knuckles


SamplesKnock on the door.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)knap, rap

3. knock (contact) knock against with force or violence


SamplesMy car bumped into the tree.


Synonymsbump


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)collide with, hit, impinge on, run into, strike

4. knock (perception) make light, repeated taps on a surface


SamplesHe was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently.


Synonymspink, rap, tap


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)go, sound

5. knock (perception) sound like a car engine that is firing too early


SamplesThe car pinged when I put in low-octane gasoline.
The car pinked when the ignition was too far retarded.


Synonymsping, pink


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)go, sound

6. knock (communication) find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws


SamplesThe paper criticized the new movie.
Don't knock the food--it's free.


Synonymscriticise, criticize, pick apart


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)comment, notice, point out, remark


Narrower (hyponym)admonish, assail, assault, attack, bawl out, belabor, belabour, belittle, berate, blame, blast, call down, call on the carpet, censure, chew out, chew up, chide, come down, criminate, crucify, denounce, deplore, disparage, dress down, find fault, harsh on, have words, jaw, lambast, lambaste, lash out, lecture, nitpick, pick, pick at, pillory, rag, rebuke, remonstrate, reprehend, reprimand, reprimand, reproof, reprove, round, savage, scold, snipe, take to task, trounce


Entailevaluate, judge, pass judgment


Antonymspraise









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