Adjective "knockout" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


An act of knocking someone out, especially in boxing.
  1. 'On the other hand, a fighter who is not known as a knockout puncher can be very strong physically.'
  2. 'The crowning achievement of his career was probably his knockout of bantamweight champion, Lupe Pintor.'
  3. 'Much has been written about the failure of the Allied armies to deal the Germans a knockout blow in 1944.'
  4. 'Although Sanchez was not known to be a knockout puncher, he could hit.'
  5. 'Following the Lyle fight Foreman scored four consecutive knockouts over the division's top contenders including former champ Joe Frazier.'
  6. 'He conceded to the Evening Press that in a way he was glad not to have witnessed the cruel knockout blow, which has left the popular boxer battling for his life.'
  7. 'Had Ali fought anyone except Joe Frazier that night, he would have been a knockout winner.'
  8. 'Horrible and devastating as the Pearl Harbor raid was, it was by no means a knockout blow to the Pacific Fleet.'
  9. 'Calderon focused more on movement and avoiding a knockout punch, and did not mount the same body attack he had previously.'
  10. 'We were like two boxers punching each other hard without being able to land a knockout blow'
  11. 'he must have been a knockout when he was young'
  12. 'The service remains professional, quick and highly knowledgeable, but the menu seems less sexy and, while the dishes are interesting, there are few real knockouts.'
  13. 'When he was voted Sexiest Man Alive earlier this year, People magazine gushed: ‘Suave and sophisticated, caring and kind, he's also a total knockout - and a one-woman man.'
A tournament in which the loser in each round is eliminated.
  1. 'At the Games there will be eight teams in each competition battling it out in pools, followed by the knockout rounds.'
  2. 'The play-offs and quarter-finals onwards are straight knockouts, each round being decided by a free draw.'
  3. 'This summer, Europe's top clubs have strengthened their sides in a way that should pay dividends when the crucial knockout matches come round in late-February and March.'
  4. 'The last event was the traditional tug-of-war, in which a round robin knockout decided the winner.'
  5. 'She was top qualifier in the strokeplay section of the competition which whittled the field down to eight for two knockout rounds.'
  6. 'The eight fastest times make the quarter-finals and then the race competition becomes a straight knockout to decide the medals.'
  7. 'United and Bayern lead their group with eight points apiece and a victor this evening will book a place in the last-eight knockout.'
  8. 'Not until this tournament gets to the knockout quarter-final stages will the real competition get under way.'
  9. 'If you are in form domestically, you'll stand a better chance of making it through; this is all the more apparent now that the second group stage has been disbanded and we have an extra knockout round.'
  10. 'Yesterday, with a hard-won victory over Mexico, he took them as group winners to the knockout stage of the World Cup for the first time in 40 years.'

More definitions

1. an act or instance of knocking out.

2. the state or fact of being knocked out.

3. a knockout blow.

4. Informal. a person or thing overwhelmingly attractive, appealing, or successful.

5. a panel in a casing, can, or box, especially of metal or plastic, so designed that it can readily be removed, as by punching, hammering, or cutting, to provide an opening into the interior: a knockout in a junction box.

6. Machinery. a device for knocking something loose, as finished work from a

More examples(as adjective)

"punches can be knockout."

"stages can be knockout."

"competitions can be knockout."

"blows can be knockout."

"tournaments can be knockout."

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