knock translate English to Spanish: Cambridge Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Translation of "knock" - English-Spanish dictionary

See all translations

knock

verb /nok/
to make a sharp noise by hitting or tapping, especially on a door etc to attract attention
golpear, llamar
Just then, someone knocked at the door.
to cause to move, especially to fall, by hitting (often accidentally)
tirar, hacer caer
She knocked a vase on to the floor while she was dusting.
to put into a certain state or position by hitting
golpear
He knocked the other man senseless.
(often with against, on) to strike against or bump into
golpear
She knocked against the table and spilt his cup of coffee I knocked my head on the car door.
knocker noun a piece of metal etc fixed to a door and used for knocking
aldaba
a brass door knocker.
knock-kneed adjective having legs that curve inwards abnormally at the knee
patizambo
By the age of three, the child had become knock-kneed.
knock about/around phrasal verb to treat in a rough and unkind manner, especially to hit repeatedly
pegar, maltratar
I’ve heard that her husband knocks her about.
to move about (in) in a casual manner without a definite destination or purpose
andar, recorrer, vagar
He spent six months knocking around before getting a job.
(with with) to be friendly with
juntarse, andar con alguien
I don’t like the boys he knocks about with.
knock back phrasal verb to drink, especially quickly and in large quantities
beberse de un trago, beberse rápidamente, beberse en grandes cantidades
He knocked back three pints of beer in ten minutes.
knock down phrasal verb to cause to fall by striking
derribar
He was so angry with the man that he knocked him down The old lady was knocked down by a van as she crossed the street.
to reduce the price of (goods)
rebajar
She bought a coat that had been knocked down to half-price.
knock off phrasal verb to stop working
acabar, salir del trabajo
I knocked off at six o’clock after studying for four hours What time do you knock off in this factory?
knock out phrasal verb to make unconscious by a blow, or (in boxing) unable to recover within the required time
dejar sin conocimiento
The boxer knocked his opponent out in the third round.
to defeat and cause to retire from a competition
eliminar
That team knocked us out in the semi-finals (noun knock-out).
knock over phrasal verb to cause to fall from an upright position
volcar, tirar
The dog knocked over a chair as it rushed past.
knock up phrasal verb (of opponents in a tennis match) to have a short practice before starting on the match (noun knock-up)
entrenar, pelotear
The two players were knocking up before their semi-final match.
(slang) to make a woman pregnant
dejar embarazada
She got knocked up when she was only 17 years old.
get knocked up (slang) to get pregnant.
quedarse embarazada
(Definition of knock from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More translations of “knock” in Spanish

Definitions of “knock” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
sprint

a short and very fast race, such as the 100 metres, or the last part of a longer race that is run as fast as possible

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

exoskeleton noun
exoskeleton noun
July 27, 2015
a robotic device which goes around the legs and part of the body of a person who cannot walk and allows them to move independently and in an upright position The device, known as an exoskeleton, is strapped to the outside of a person’s limbs and can then be controlled by them.

Read More