- The sound of knocking (as on a door or in an engine or bearing. )
- usage: "the knocking grew louder"
- synonyms: knocking
- Negative criticism.
- synonyms: roast
- A vigorous blow.
- usage: "the sudden knock floored him"; "he took a bash right in his face"; "he got a bang on the head"
- A bad experience.
- usage: "the school of hard knocks"
- The act of hitting vigorously.
- usage: "he gave the table a whack"
- (v.) ()
- synonyms: strike hard
- Rap with the knuckles.
- usage: "knock on the door"
- Knock against with force or violence.
- usage: "My car bumped into the tree"
- synonyms: bump
- Make light, repeated taps on a surface.
- usage: "he was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently"
- Sound like a car engine that is firing too early.
- usage: "the car pinged when I put in low-octane gasoline"; "The car pinked when the ignition was too far retarded"
- Find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws.
- usage: "The paper criticized the new movie"; "Don't knock the food-it's free"
WordNet 3.0 © 2006 by Princeton University
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