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English verb: knock out

1. knock out (change) eliminate

SamplesKnock out a target.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)do away with, eliminate, extinguish, get rid of

2. knock out (contact) knock unconscious or senseless

SamplesThe boxing champion knocked out his opponent in a few seconds.

ExamplesThey want to knock out the prisoners

Synonymskayo, knock cold

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)beat, beat up, work over

3. knock out (change) destroy or break forcefully

SamplesThe windows were knocked out.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)remove, take, take away, withdraw

4. knock out (emotion) overwhelm with admiration

SamplesAll the guys were knocked out by her charm.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)overcome, overpower, overtake, overwhelm, sweep over, whelm

5. knock out (change) empty (as of tobacco) by knocking out

SamplesKnocked out a pipe.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)empty

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