HyperDic: knock_out

English > 5 senses of the expression knock out:
VERBchangeknock outeliminate
contactknock out, knock cold, kayoknock unconscious or senseless
changeknock outdestroy or break forcefully
emotionknock outoverwhelm with admiration
changeknock outempty (as of tobacco) by knocking out
English > knock out: 5 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningEliminate.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"knock out a target"
Broaderextinguish, eliminate, get rid of, do away withTerminate, end, or take out
Spanishdestruir
Catalaneliminar, espatllar
English > knock out: 5 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningknock unconscious or senseless.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
ModelThey want to knock out the prisoners
Synonymsknock cold, kayo
Broaderbeat, beat up, work overGive a beating to
See alsoknockdeliver a sharp blow or push
Spanishdejar inconsciente, dejar sin sentido, noquear
Nounsknockouta blow that renders the opponent unconscious
English > knock out: 5 senses > verb 3, change
MeaningDestroy or break forcefully.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderremove, take, take away, withdrawRemove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
Catalantrencar
English > knock out: 5 senses > verb 4, emotion
Meaningoverwhelm with admiration.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Broaderoverwhelm, overpower, sweep over, whelm, overcome, overtakeOvercome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli
Spanishaturdir, dejar pasmado, pasmar, quedar pasmado
Catalandeixar parat, esbalair, meravellar
English > knock out: 5 senses > verb 5, change
MeaningEmpty (as of tobacco) by knocking out.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderemptymake void or empty of contents

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