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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To hit a door or window with your closed hand to attract the attention of the people inside. Or: To bump against. Also: To hit with the fist.

Usage examples (10)
  • knock. knock. Who's there?
  • Dewey used to like the term knock-off until he saw the movie knock-off.
  • "That's what you call a knock-downer," said Fleda laughing.
  • "That's what you call a knock-downer," said Fleda, laughing. for more
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  • With a slight "knock" (strike) the arrow broke right at its "nock" (notch in an arrow where it is fit to a bow).
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