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knock

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of knock

  1. 1 a hard strike with a part of the body or an instrument gave the door a good knock Synonyms of knock bang, bash, bat, beat, belt, biff, bop, box, buffet, bust, chop, clap, clip, clout, crack, cuff, dab, douse [British], fillip, hack, haymaker, hit, hook, blow, larrup [dialect], lash, lick, pelt, pick, plump, poke, pound, punch, rap, slam, slap, slug, smack, smash, sock, spank, stinger, stripe, stroke, swat, swipe, switch, thud, thump, thwack, wallop, welt, whack, wham, whop (also whap)Words Related to knock counter, counterblow, counterpunch, counterstroke; body blow, hand, kick, knee, left, one-two, rabbit punch, right, right-hander, roundhouse, shiver, sidewinder, sucker punch, swing, uppercut; cruncher, kayo, knockdown, knockout, KO; bastinado (or bastinade), battering, beating, bludgeoning, clobbering, cudgeling (or cudgelling), drubbing, hammering, lambasting, licking, pasting, pounding, pummeling (also pummelling), thrashing; flogging, walloping, whip, whipping

  2. 2 bad luck or an example of this getting his college degree was a six year adventure not without its share of knocks along the way Synonyms of knock adversity, ill, misfortune, misadventure, mischance, mishap, tragedyWords Related to knock calamity, cataclysm, catastrophe, disaster; affliction, hardship, trial, tribulation, woe; distress, misery, suffering, unhappiness; defeat, failure, fizzle, nonsuccess; curse, evil, sorrow, trouble; accident, casualty; blow, body blow, disappointment, letdown, setback; circumstance, destiny, doom, fate, lot, portionNear Antonyms of knock break, chance, fluke, godsend, hit, opportunity, strike, stroke, windfall; accomplishment, achievement, successAntonyms of knock fortune, luck, serendipity

  3. 3 a change in status for the worse usually temporarily the geneticist's reputation took a knock when several of his peers were unable to confirm his research findings Synonyms of knock reverse, lapse, reversal, setbackWords Related to knock disappointment, frustration, letdown; comedown, decline, descent, down, downfall, fall; turnabout, turnaround; recession, regression, retrogression, reversion; relapse; breakdown, collapse, crash, meltdown, ruin, undoingNear Antonyms of knock status quo


knock

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of knock

  1. 1 to come into usually forceful contact with something my knee knocked against the table leg when I tried to get up quickly Synonyms of knock bang, bash, bump, collide, crash, impact, impinge, hit, ram, slam, smash, strike, swipe, thudWords Related to knock bounce, carom, clunk, glance, rebound, ricochet, skim, skip; contact, land, touch; brush, graze, kiss, nudge, scrape, shave, sweep; bulldoze, jostle, muscle, press, pushNear Antonyms of knock miss, skirt

  2. 2 to deliver a blow to (someone or something) usually in a strong vigorous manner threatened to knock him upside the head if he didn't do as he was told Synonyms of knock bang, bash, bat, belt, biff, bludgeon, bob, bonk, bop, box, bust, clap, clip, clobber, clock, clout, crack, hammer, hit, nail, paste, pound, punch, rap, slam, slap, slog, slug, smack, smite, sock, strike, swat, swipe, tag, thump, thwack, wallop, whack, whale, zapWords Related to knock batter, beat, buffet, bung, chop, cuff, drub, lace, lambaste (or lambast), lick, mangle, maul, pelt, pepper, pommel, pummel, rough; scuff; bunt, flick, stroke, tap; bump, butt, jab, jostle, kick, knee, poke, prod, push, shove, stamp; bowl (down or over), cream, deck, dump [slang], fell, floor, knock down, level; rabbit-punch, sucker punch; cane, club, cudgel, flail, flog, lash, sap, slash, sledge, sledgehammer, spear, stab, switch, thrash, whip; bean, brain, conk, skull

  3. 3 to express one's unfavorable opinion of the worth or quality of hey, don't knock it until you've tried it Synonyms of knock blame, censure, condemn, denounce, dis (also diss) [slang], dispraise, fault, criticize, pan, reprehend, slag [chiefly British]Words Related to knock skewer, tweak; assail, attack, blast, clobber, slam, slash; nick (at), snipe (at); beef, bellyache, bitch, carp, cavil, complain, crab, croak, fuss, gripe, grouse, growl, grumble, kick, kvetch, moan, murmur, mutter, niggle, quibble, whine; admonish, chide, drub, rebuke, reprimand, reproach, reprove; berate, castigate, crucify, excoriate, flay, gibbet, hammer, keelhaul, lambaste (or lambast), lash, pillory, scold, upbraid; bad-mouth, belittle, decry, deride, discommend, disparage, put downNear Antonyms of knock approve, commend, endorse (also indorse), recommend, sanctionAntonyms of knock extol (also extoll), laud, praise


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