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  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. 
  Seek,  and  ye  shall  find  knock,  and  it  shall  be 
  opened  unto  you  --Matt.  vii. 
  {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. 

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