knock (Meaning)

Wordnet

knock (n)

the sound of knocking (as on a door or in an engine or bearing)

negative criticism

a vigorous blow

a bad experience

the act of hitting vigorously

Wordnet

knock (v)

deliver a sharp blow or push

rap with the knuckles

knock against with force or violence

make light, repeated taps on a surface

sound like a car engine that is firing too early

find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws

Webster

knock (v. i.)

To drive or be driven against something; to strike against something; to clash; as, one heavy body knocks against another.

To strike or beat with something hard or heavy; to rap; as, to knock with a club; to knock on the door.

To practice evil speaking or fault-finding; to criticize habitually or captiously.

Webster

knock (v. t.)

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.

To strike for admittance; to rap upon, as a door.

To impress strongly or forcibly; to astonish; to move to admiration or applause.

Webster

knock (n.)

A blow; a stroke with something hard or heavy; a jar.

A stroke, as on a door for admittance; a rap.

knock Sentence Examples

  1. I heard a loud knock on the door, and I went to answer it.
  2. The carpenter used a hammer to knock in the nails.
  3. The car's engine knocked loudly, indicating a problem.
  4. I accidentally knocked over a vase while dusting the shelves.
  5. The boxer knocked out his opponent with a powerful blow to the head.
  6. The police knocked on the door to serve a warrant.
  7. The wind was knocking against the windows, rattling them loudly.
  8. I knocked on the door several times, but there was no answer.
  9. I knocked the dirt off my shoes before entering the house.
  10. The dentist knocked on my teeth with a small hammer to check for cavities.

FAQs About the word knock

the sound of knocking (as on a door or in an engine or bearing), negative criticism, a vigorous blow, a bad experience, the act of hitting vigorously, deliver a

smash, bang, collide, hit, slam, crash,bump, impact, swipe, thud

miss,miss,,skirt, skirt

I heard a loud knock on the door, and I went to answer it.

The carpenter used a hammer to knock in the nails.

The car's engine knocked loudly, indicating a problem.

I accidentally knocked over a vase while dusting the shelves.