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knock

noun

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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

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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

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knock

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of knock (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to come into usually forceful contact with something
  • my knee knocked against the table leg when I tried to get up quickly

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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

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3 to express one's unfavorable opinion of the worth or quality of
  • hey, don't knock it until you've tried it

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The first known use of knock was before the 12th century

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“Knock.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/knock. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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