knock some sense into someone's head

Definition of knock some sense into someone's head

informal

  1. :  to cause someone to stop thinking or behaving foolishly I tried to knock some sense into the boy's head, 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

headplay
  1. :  the upper or anterior division of the animal body that contains the brain, the chief sense organs, and the mouth

    :  the seat of the intellect :  mind

    :  a person with respect to mental qualities

  1. :  of, relating to, or intended for the upper or anterior division of the animal body that contains the brain, the chief sense organs, and the mouth :  of, relating to, or intended for the head (see 1head 1)

    :  principal, chief

    :  located at the end that is upper or higher :  situated at the head (see 1head 5a)

  1. :  behead

    :  to put the striking part of a weapon, tool, or implement on :  fit a head (see 1head 9b) to

    :  to form the uppermost extremity or projecting part of :  to form the head or top of


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