knock-up

noun
\ ˈnäk-ˌəp How to pronounce knock-up (audio) \

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
knocked up; knocking up; knocks up

Definition of knock up (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1 sometimes vulgar : to make pregnant
2 British : rouse, summon

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Synonyms & Antonyms for knock-up

Synonyms: Verb

Antonyms: Verb

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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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The first known use of knock-up was in 1592

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Cite this Entry

“Knock-up.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/knock-up. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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knock-up

noun
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English Language Learners Definition of knock-up

British : a time before a tennis game when players hit the ball to each other in order to practice

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