knock sb up Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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knock sb up

phrasal verb with knock uk   /nɒk/  us   /nɑːk/ verb


UK informal to ​wake someone up by ​knocking on the ​door of ​theirhouse or ​bedroom: I'm ​sorry to have to ​knock you up in the ​middle of the ​night.


slang to make a woman ​pregnant: You don't ​want to get ​knocked up by some ​guy you ​hardlyknow.
(Definition of knock sb up from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “knock sb up”
in Chinese (Simplified) 醒來, 敲门叫醒(某人)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 醒來, 敲門叫醒(某人)…
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