the knock at/on the door definition, meaning - what is the knock at/on the door in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

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

See all translations

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)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

disappear off the face of the earth

to disappear completely

Word of the Day

The language of elections

by Liz Walter,
April 22, 2015
On May 7th, citizens of the UK will be going to the polls (having an election) to decide who will form the next government. This kind of election is known as a general election. The country is divided into 650 areas, called constituencies. Each constituency elects a member of parliament (MP) to

Read More 

dumbwalking noun

April 20, 2015
walking slowly, without paying attention to the world around you because you are consulting a smartphone He told me dumbwalking probably wouldn’t be a long-term problem.

Read More