knock-on effect Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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knock-on effectnoun [C usually singular]

uk   /ˈnɒk.ɒn.ɪˌfekt/  us   /ˈnɑːk.ɑːn-/ mainly UK
When an ​event or ​situation has a knock-on ​effect, it ​causes other ​events or ​situations, but not ​directly: If one or two ​trainsrun late, it has a knock-on ​effect on the ​entirerailservice.
(Definition of knock-on effect from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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in Chinese (Simplified) 连锁反应…
in Chinese (Traditional) 連鎖反應…
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