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knock

noun [C]
 
 
/nɒk/
a situation in which something is badly affected: Sales of champagne were up over the key Christmas period despite earlier fears of a knock in consumer confidence.
informal a bad experience: take/suffer/have a knock In him, we see a man, toughened by his share of hard knocks, who's had to struggle for every success.
a criticism of someone or something: a knock on sb/sth The biggest knock on internet phones is that they're only as reliable as your broadband connection.
Translations of “knock”
in Arabic دَقّة, نَقْرة…
in Korean 노크…
in Malaysian bunyi ketukan…
in French coup…
in Turkish sert bir yere vurulduğunda çıkan tok ses, vurma, darbe…
in Italian colpo, urto, botta…
in Chinese (Traditional) 聲音, 敲擊聲…
in Russian стук, удар…
in Polish pukanie, stukanie, uderzenie…
in Vietnamese tiếng gõ…
in Spanish golpe, llamada…
in Portuguese batida…
in Thai เสียงเคาะ…
in German das Klopfen…
in Catalan cop…
in Japanese ノック(の音)…
in Indonesian ketukan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 声音, 敲击声…
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