HyperDic: knock

English > 11 senses of the word knock:
VERBcontactknock, strike harddeliver a sharp blow or push
contactknockrap with the knuckles
contactknock, bumpknock against with force or violence
perceptionknock, tap, rap, pinkmake light, repeated taps on a surface
perceptionknock, pink, pingsound like a car engine that is firing too early
communicationknock, criticize, criticise, pick apartfind fault with
NOUNeventknock, knockingthe sound of knocking / knocking (as on a door or in an engine or bearing)
cognitionknock, roastnegative criticism
eventknock, bash, bang, smash, belta vigorous blow
eventknocka bad experience
actknock, belt, rap, whack, whangthe act of hitting vigorously
knock > pronunciation
Soundsnaa'k
Rhymesaftershock ... woodcock: 87 rhymes with aak...
English > knock: 11 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningThe sound of knocking / knocking (as on a door or in an engine or bearing).
Example"the knocking grew louder"
Synonymknocking
BroadersoundThe sudden occurrence of an audible event
Spanishgolpeo, golpeteo, llamada
Catalancop, pic, truc, tust
Verbsknockrap with the knuckles
knockmake light, repeated taps on a surface
knocksound like a car engine that is firing too early
English > knock: 11 senses > noun 2, cognition
Meaningnegative criticism.
Synonymroast
Broadercriticism, critiqueA serious examination and judgment of something
Spanishcrítica negativa, denigración
Catalandenigració
English > knock: 11 senses > noun 3, event
MeaningA vigorous blow.
Example"the sudden knock floored him"
Synonymsbash, bang, smash, belt
Broaderblow, bumpAn impact (as from a collision)
Spanishcinturón, derribo, golpe fuerte, golpe, hostia, lechazo, leche, mamporro, piña, tortazo, zambombazo
Catalanhòstia, llet, trompada
Verbsknockdeliver a sharp blow or push
English > knock: 11 senses > noun 4, event
MeaningA bad experience.
Example"the school of hard knocks"
Broadermisfortune, bad luckunnecessary and unforeseen trouble resulting from an unfortunate / unfortunate event
Spanishgolpe, porrazo
English > knock: 11 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningThe act of hitting vigorously.
Synonymsbelt, rap, whack, whang
BroaderblowA powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon
Spanishcastañazo, cate, golpe, leñazo, porrazo, tortazo, trastazo
Catalanbatzacada, batzac, cop, patacada, patac, trompada
Verbsknockdeliver a sharp blow or push
English > knock: 11 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningdeliver a sharp blow or push : "He knocked the glass clear across the room".
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymstrike hard
Broaderstrikedeliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon
See alsoknock cold, knock outknock unconscious or senseless
knock downknock down with force
knock overcause to overturn from an upright or normal position
Spanishaporrear, dar un tortazo, golpear con fuerza, golpear, tumbar
Catalancopejar, pegar, tombar
Nounsknockthe act of hitting vigorously
knocka vigorous blow
English > knock: 11 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningrap with the knuckles.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Example"knock on the door"
Broaderrap, knapstrike sharply
Spanishgolpetear, llamar
Catalancopejar, picar
Nounsknock, knockingthe sound of knocking / knocking (as on a door or in an engine or bearing)
knockera person who knocks (as seeking to gain admittance)
English > knock: 11 senses > verb 3, contact
Meaningknock against with force or violence.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymbump
Broaderhit, strike, impinge on, run into, collide withhit against
See alsoknock aboutstrike against forcefully
knock againstcollide violently with an obstacle
Spanishchocar, golpear
Catalanxocar
English > knock: 11 senses > verb 4, perception
Meaningmake light, repeated taps on a surface.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymstap, rap, pink
Broadersound, gomake a certain noise or sound
Spanishaporrear, golpear, golpetear
Catalanbastonejar, copejar, pegar, tustar
Nounsknockthe sound of knocking / knocking (as on a door or in an engine or bearing)
English > knock: 11 senses > verb 5, perception
Meaningsound like a car engine that is firing too early.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymspink, ping
Broadersound, gomake a certain noise or sound
Catalantintinabular
Nounsknock, knockingthe sound of knocking / knocking (as on a door or in an engine or bearing)
English > knock: 11 senses > verb 6, communication
Meaningfind fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws / flaws.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example "Don't knock the food--it's free"
Synonymscriticize, criticise, pick apart
Entailsevaluate, pass judgment, judgeform a critical opinion of
Narroweradmonish, reprove, reprooftake to task
attack, round, assail, lash out, snipe, assaultattack in speech or writing
belabor, belabourattack verbally with harsh criticism
blame, find fault, pickharass with constant criticism
call on the carpet, take to task, rebuke, rag, trounce, lecture, reprimand, jaw, dress down, call down, scold, chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste, lambastcensure severely or angrily
come downcriticize or reprimand harshly
denounceSpeak out against
deploreExpress strong disapproval of
disparage, belittle, pick atExpress a negative opinion of
harsh onCriticize harshly
nitpickBe overly critical
reprehendExpress strong disapproval of
reprimand, censure, criminaterebuke formally
savage, blast, pillory, crucifycriticize harshly or violently
Broadercomment, notice, remark, point outmake or write a comment on
OppositepraiseExpress approval of
Spanishcriticar, culpar, juzgar
Catalancriticar

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