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English definition of “the knock at/on the door”

the knock at/on the door

an occasion when police or soldiers come to take you away from your home: During the dictatorship people had come to fear the knock at the door in the middle of the night.
(Definition of the knock at/on the door from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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