knock sth out Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “knock sth out” in the English Dictionary

"knock sth out" in British English

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knock sth out

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

knock sth out (PRODUCE)

informal to ​produce something ​quickly without ​spendingtimethinking about the ​details: I've ​knocked out a first ​draft of the ​report that we can ​amend at a ​laterdate.
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knock sth out (DESTROY)

If something such as a ​piece of ​equipment is ​knocked out by something ​else, it ​stopsworking or is ​damaged or ​destroyed: The ​surge in the ​powersupplyknocked out all the ​computers. Enemy ​aircraft have ​knocked out 25 ​tanks.
(Definition of knock sth out from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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knock sth out

phrasal verb with knock uk   us   /nɒk/ verb [T]
to ​produce something quickly without ​spendingtimethinking about the details: Modern ​computer games take a ​longtime to ​develop; you can no ​longerknock one out in three months.
to ​stop a ​machine, ​system, etc. from ​working: Powerful storms ​knocked out electricity to more than a million ​customers in the ​area in July.
(Definition of knock sth out from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “knock sth out”
in Chinese (Simplified) 创作, 仓促完成, 草草拟出…
in Chinese (Traditional) 創作, 倉促完成, 草草擬出…
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