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

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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.
Translations of “the knock at/on the door”
in Chinese (Traditional) 員警或士兵到家裡把某人帶走…
in Chinese (Simplified) 警察或士兵到家里来把某人带走…
(Definition of the knock at/on the door from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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