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English definition of “knock sth out of sb”

knock sth out of sb

phrasal verb with knock     /nɒk/ US  /nɑːk/ verb
If a quality is knocked out of someone, they lose that quality because the situation they are in does not allow it to exist : Any creativity I had was soon knocked out of me at school .Taking things away from someone or somewhereRemoving and getting rid of things
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