knock-on effect

noun

Definition of knock-on effect

British

  1. :  something (such as a process, action, or event) that causes other things to happen The drought is likely to have a knock-on effect throughout the whole economy.

Word by Word Definitions

effectplay
  1. :  purport, intent

    :  basic meaning :  essence

    :  something that inevitably follows an antecedent (such as a cause or agent)

  1. :  to cause to come into being

    :  to bring about often by surmounting obstacles :  accomplish

    :  to put into operation


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