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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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