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 (as a cause or agent)

  1. :  to cause to come into being

    :  to bring about often by surmounting obstacles :  accomplish

    :  to put into operation


Learn More about knock-on effect


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up knock-on effect? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

contemplative of or relative to the past

Get Word of the Day daily email!