Adjective "Knocked" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Knocked


    Definition:

    1. to strike a sounding blow with the fist, knuckles, or anything hard, especially on a door, window, or the like, as in seeking admittance, calling attention, or giving a signal: to knock on the door before entering.

    2. to strike in collision; bump: He knocked into a table.

    3. to make a pounding noise: The engine of our car is knocking badly.

    4. Informal. to engage in trivial or carping criticism; find fault.

    5. Cards. to end a game, as in gin rummy, by

    Origin:
    knock

    Examples:

    "dollars can be knocked off levels."

    "prices can be knocked off pedestals."

    "people can be knocked at doors."

    "dollars can be knocked off yen."

    "backs can be knocked on doors."

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