knock some sense into someone

Definition of knock some sense into someone

informal

  1. :  to cause someone to stop thinking or behaving foolishly I tried to knock some sense into the boy, but he just wouldn't see reason.

Word by Word Definitions

knockplay
  1. :  to strike something with a sharp blow

    :  to collide with something

    :  bustle

  1. :  a sharp blow :  rap, hit

    :  a severe misfortune or hardship

    :  setback, reversal

someplay
  1. :  being an unknown, undetermined, or unspecified unit or thing

    :  being one, a part, or an unspecified number of something (such as a class or group) named or implied

    :  being of an unspecified amount or number

  1. :  one indeterminate quantity, portion, or number as distinguished from the rest

    :  an indefinite additional amount

  1. :  about

    :  in some degree :  somewhat

    :  to some degree or extent :  a little

senseplay
  1. :  a meaning conveyed or intended :  import, signification

    :  one of a set of meanings a word or phrase may bear especially as segregated in a dictionary entry

    :  the faculty of perceiving by means of sense organs

  1. :  to perceive by the senses (see 1sense 2)

    :  to be or become conscious of

    :  grasp, comprehend

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody


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