knock-up

noun
\ˈnäk-ˌəp \

Definition of knock-up 

(Entry 1 of 2)

British

: a warm-up or practice session before a game in a racket sport (such as tennis)

knock up

verb

Definition of knock up (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1 sometimes vulgar : to make pregnant

2 British : rouse, summon

Examples of knock-up in a Sentence

Verb

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

First Known Use of knock-up

Noun

1884, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1592, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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