The ball knocked him on the chin.
She knocked the glass from his hand.
He knocked the baseball over the fence.
The ball hit him in the mouth and knocked out one of his teeth.
The wind knocked him backwards.
The dog knocked against the lamp.
My knee accidentally knocked against the table.
Skaters were knocking into each other all over the ice.
I accidentally knocked my knee against the table. Noun
He gave him a knock on the head.
There was a loud knock at the door.
She took some knocks early in her career.
He likes praise but can't stand the knocks. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
Olivia Rodrigo knocked it out of the park on her first try, with her instant classic of a debut, Sour.—Rob Sheffield, Rolling Stone, 8 Sep. 2023 Since then, a long line of foreign dignitaries have knocked on Beijing’s door to meet Xi, including G20 leaders from Germany, France, Brazil, Indonesia and the EU, as well as US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.—Nectar Gan, CNN, 8 Sep. 2023 But, despite all the doors knocked and the tens of millions spent in the state, DeSantis trails Trump by over 20 points in Iowa polling, according to a late August poll by the Des Moines Register.—Aaron Navarro, CBS News, 7 Sep. 2023 Then, a hit from the Crimson Tide’s Dallas Turner knocked him out of the game.—Matt Stahl | Mstahl@al.com, al, 6 Sep. 2023 They can be placed anywhere, from tables to the porch floor, without having to worry about someone accidentally knocking them over.—Amy Schulman, Peoplemag, 6 Sep. 2023 In his first game after coming out, Nassib forced a key fumble in a Monday Night Football game against the Baltimore Ravens, knocking the ball loose from quarterback Lamar Jackson and setting up the Raiders' game-winning touchdown.—Steve Gardner, USA TODAY, 6 Sep. 2023 Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Virginia created holiday packages resembling a prizefight that ends with an embrace between boxers who have been trying to knock each other out.—Ron Grossman, Chicago Tribune, 3 Sep. 2023 The Huskies picked up two first downs and knocked 2½ minutes off the clock, but gave the Eagles the ball back with 3:23 left at BC’s 17.—Trevor Hass, BostonGlobe.com, 2 Sep. 2023
Spagnoli obviously doesn’t view the shared commitment as a knock on what either running back can’t do.—Steve Reaven, Chicago Tribune, 7 Sep. 2023 That’s less of a knock on JetBlue and more of a testament to just how high the airline has raised the bar on catering.—Chris Dong, Travel + Leisure, 30 Aug. 2023 The Colorado Republican’s comments on Trump is an unusual knock on the former president considering Buck is a member of the House Freedom Caucus, a group comprised of the House’s most conservative lawmakers.—Ken Tran, USA TODAY, 25 Aug. 2023 And in my opinion—and this is no knock on the Parisians or anyone from big cities.—Ilana Kaplan, Peoplemag, 18 Aug. 2023 The knock: Hall of Famer and Chargers quarterback Dan Fouts gave the news to the Coryell family that the coach made the hall.—Marc Bona, cleveland, 4 Aug. 2023 The broader industrial sector, which includes Germany’s famed manufacturers such as Volkswagen and Siemens, has also taken a knock.—Anna Cooban, CNN, 24 Aug. 2023 Outlook Perhaps the biggest knock against Milroe and freshman Ty Simpson was that if one of them was going to make the leap in performance, Alabama would’ve liked to see it by now.—Nick Alvarez | Nalvarez@al.com, al, 18 Aug. 2023 Mountcastle’s go-ahead knock was his second hit of the night, giving him half of Baltimore’s total.—Nathan Ruiz, Baltimore Sun, 13 Aug. 2023 See More
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Middle English knoken, from Old English cnocian; akin to Middle High German knochen to press