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  Definition of knock
  1. the act of hitting vigorously; "he gave the table a whack"
  2. negative criticism
  3. a bad experience; "the school of hard knocks"
  4. the sound of knocking (as on a door or in an engine or bearing); "the knocking grew louder"
  5. a vigorous blow; "the sudden knock floored him"; "he took a bash right in his face"; "he got a bang on the head"
  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"
  7. deliver a sharp blow or push :"He knocked the glass clear across the room"
  8. knock against with force or violence; "My car bumped into the tree"
  9. rap with the knuckles; "knock on the door"
  10. 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"
  11. make light, repeated taps on a surface; "he was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently"
Similar Words: belt, rap, whack, whang, roast, knocking, bash, bang, smash, criticize, criticise, pick apart, strike hard, bump, pink, ping, tap

 

See Also: overturn, tip over, turn over, upset, knock over, bowl over, tump over, deck, coldcock, dump, knock down, floor, knock cold, knock out, kayo, run into, bump into, jar against, butt against, knock against, buffet, knock about, batter

 

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

 

Entailments: judge

 

Derivational Morphology: whang, whack, wham, whop, wallop, rap, knap, strike hard, ridicule, roast, guy, blackguard, laugh at, jest at, rib, make fun, poke fun, pink, ping, tap, belt, bang up, smash up, smash, dash, nail, boom, blast, slam, bang, sock, bop, whap, bash, criticism, literary criticism, unfavorable judgment, critique, critic, bump, blow, bumper, knocking, knocker, strike, pat, dab, tapping

 

Language Translations:
Dutch: kloppen   Finnish: koputtaa  
French: frapper   German: klopfen  
Indonesian: ketok   Lithuanian: pasibelsti  
Norwegian: banke   Portuguese: bater  
Slovenian: potrkati   Swedish: knacka  
Vietnamese:  
 
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