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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 ​yourhome: During the ​dictatorshippeople 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)
Translations of “the knock at/on the door”
in Chinese (Simplified) 警察或士兵到家里来把某人带走…
in Chinese (Traditional) 員警或士兵到家裡把某人帶走…
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