knock up

verb

Definition of knock up

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 British :  rouse, summon

  3. 2 sometimes vulgar :  to make pregnant

Examples of knock up in a sentence

  1. <I asked the clerk at the hotel to knock me up at 7:00 a.m.>

1592

First Known Use of knock up

1592


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