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Bang, an onomatopoeic word
 

Definition of the onomatopoeic word ‘knock’.

Knock
Pronunciation:
\ˈnäk\
Function:
verb
Etymology:
Middle English knoken, from Old English cnocian; akin to Middle High German knochen to press
Date:
before 12th century
intransitive verb
1: to strike something with a sharp blow
2: to collide with something
3 a: <heard them knocking around in the kitchen>b: <knocked about Europe all summer>
4 a: to make a pounding noise b: to have engine knock
5: to find faulttransitive verb
1 a (1): to strike sharply (2): to drive, force, or make by or as if by so striking <was knocked out of the campaign> b: to set forcibly in motion with a blow
2: to cause to collide
3: to find fault with <always knocking those in authority>
knock cold
:2a(1)
knock dead
: to move strongly especially to admiration or applause <a comedian who really knocks them dead>
knock for a loop

1 a: <knocked my opponent for a loop> b: <knocked our idea for a loop>
2: <the news knocked them for a loop>
knock one's socks off
: to overwhelm or amaze one <a performance that will knock your socks off>
knock on wood
—used interjectionally to ward off misfortune
knock together
: to make or assemble especially hurriedly or in a makeshift way <knocked together my own bookcase>


knock. (2008). In Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary.
Retrieved May 15, 2008, from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/knock
 
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