Meaning of “the knock at/on the door” in the English Dictionary

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"the knock at/on the door" in British English

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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.

(Definition of “the knock at/on the door” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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