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knock


  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Knock  \Knock\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Knocked};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Knocking}.]  [OE.  knoken,  AS  cnocian  cnucian  prob.  of 
  imitative  origin;  cf  Sw  knacka.Cf.  {Knack}.] 
  1.  To  drive  or  be  driven  against  something  to  strike  against 
  something  to  clash;  as  one  heavy  body  knocks  against 
  another.  --Bacon. 
 
  2.  To  strike  or  beat  with  something  hard  or  heavy;  to  rap; 
  as  to  knock  with  a  club;  to  knock  on  the  door. 
 
  For  harbor  at  a  thousand  doors  they  knocked. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  Seek,  and  ye  shall  find  knock,  and  it  shall  be 
  opened  unto  you  --Matt.  vii. 
  7. 
 
  {To  knock  about},  to  go  about  taking  knocks  or  rough  usage; 
  to  wander  about  to  saunter.  [Colloq.]  ``Knocking  about 
  town.''  --W.  Irving. 
 
  {To  knock  up},  to  fail  of  strength;  to  become  wearied  or  worn 
  out  as  with  labor;  to  give  out  ``The  horses  were 
  beginning  to  knock  up  under  the  fatigue  of  such  severe 
  service.''  --De  Quincey. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Knock  \Knock\,  n. 
  1.  A  blow;  a  stroke  with  something  hard  or  heavy;  a  jar. 
 
  2.  A  stroke,  as  on  a  door  for  admittance;  a  rap.  ``  A  knock 
  at  the  door.''  --Longfellow. 
 
  A  loud  cry  or  some  great  knock.  --Holland. 
 
  {Knock  off},  a  device  in  a  knitting  machine  to  remove  loops 
  from  the  needles. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Knock  \Knock\  (n[o^]k),  v.  t. 
  1.  To  strike  with  something  hard  or  heavy;  to  move  by 
  striking;  to  drive  (a  thing)  against  something  as  to 
  knock  a  ball  with  a  bat;  to  knock  the  head  against  a  post 
  to  knock  a  lamp  off  the  table. 
 
  When  heroes  knock  their  knotty  heads  together. 
  --Rowe. 
 
  2.  To  strike  for  admittance;  to  rap  upon  as  a  door. 
 
  Master,  knock  the  door  hard.  --Shak. 
 
  {To  knock  down}. 
  a  To  strike  down  to  fell;  to  prostrate  by  a  blow  or  by 
  blows;  as  to  knock  down  an  assailant. 
  b  To  assign  to  a  bidder  at  an  auction,  by  a  blow  or 
  knock;  to  knock  off 
 
  {To  knock  in  the  head},  or  {on  the  head},  to  stun  or  kill  by 
  a  blow  upon  the  head;  hence  to  put  am  end  to  to  defeat, 
  as  a  scheme  or  project;  to  frustrate;  to  quash.  [Colloq.] 
  --  {To  knock  off}. 
  a  To  force  off  by  a  blow  or  by  beating. 
  b  To  assign  to  a  bidder  at  an  auction,  by  a  blow  on  the 
  counter. 
  c  To  leave  off  (work,  etc.).  [Colloq.]  --  {To  knock 
  out},  to  force  out  by  a  blow  or  by  blows;  as  to  knock  out 
  the  brains. 
 
  {To  knock  up}. 
  a  To  arouse  by  knocking. 
  b  To  beat  or  tire  out  to  fatigue  till  unable  to  do 
  more  as  the  men  were  entirely  knocked  up  [Colloq.] 
  ``The  day  being  exceedingly  hot,  the  want  of  food  had 
  knocked  up  my  followers.''  --Petherick. 
  c  (Bookbinding)  To  make  even  at  the  edges,  or  to  shape 
  into  book  form  as  printed  sheets. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Knock  \Knock\,  v.  i. 
  To  practice  evil  speaking  or  fault-finding;  to  criticize 
  habitually  or  captiously.  [Vulgar  Slang,  U.  S.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Knock  \Knock\,  v.  t. 
  To  impress  strongly  or  forcibly;  to  astonish;  to  move  to 
  admiration  or  applause.  [Slang,  Eng.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  knock 
  n  1:  the  sound  of  knocking  (as  on  a  door  or  in  an  engine  or 
  bearing)  [syn:  {knocking}] 
  2:  negative  criticism  [syn:  {roast}] 
  3:  a  vigorous  blow;  "the  sudden  knock  floored  him";  "he  took  a 
  bash  right  in  his  face";  "he  got  a  bang  on  the  head"  [syn: 
  {bash},  {bang},  {smash},  {belt}] 
  4:  a  bad  experience;  "the  school  of  hard  knocks" 
  5:  the  act  of  hitting  vigorously;  "he  gave  the  table  a  whack" 
  [syn:  {belt},  {rap},  {whack},  {whang}] 
  v  1:  deliver  a  sharp  blow  or  push  :"He  knocked  the  glass  clear 
  across  the  room."  [syn:  {strike  hard}] 
  2:  rap  with  the  knuckles;  "knock  on  the  door" 
  3:  knock  against  with  force  or  violence;  "My  car  bumped  into 
  the  tree"  [syn:  {bump}] 
  4:  make  light,  repeated  taps  on  a  surface  [syn:  {tap},  {rap},  {pink}] 
  5:  of  car  engines,  when  firing  too  early  [syn:  {ping}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Knock 
  "Though  Orientals  are  very  jealous  of  their  privacy,  they  never 
  knock  when  about  to  enter  your  room  but  walk  in  without  warning 
  or  ceremony.  It  is  nearly  impossible  to  teach  an  Arab  servant  to 
  knock  at  your  door.  They  give  warning  at  the  outer  gate  either 
  by  calling  or  knocking.  To  stand  and  call  is  a  very  common  and 
  respectful  mode.  Thus  Moses  commanded  the  holder  of  a  pledge  to 
  stand  without  and  call  to  the  owner  to  come  forth  (Deut.  24:10). 
  This  was  to  avoid  the  violent  intrusion  of  cruel  creditors. 
  Peter  stood  knocking  at  the  outer  door  (Acts  12:13,  16),  and  the 
  three  men  sent  to  Joppa  by  Cornelius  made  inquiry  and  'stood 
  before  the  gate'  (10:17,  18).  The  idea  is  that  the  guard  over 
  your  privacy  is  to  be  placed  at  the  entrance." 
 
  Knocking  is  used  as  a  sign  of  importunity  (Matt.  7:7,  8;  Luke 
  13:25),  and  of  the  coming  of  Christ  (Luke  12:36;  Rev.  3:20). 
 




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