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knock sb out

phrasal verb with knock     /nɒk/ verb
MAKE UNCONSCIOUS
B2 to make someone become unconscious, usually by hitting them on the head: He was knocked out halfway through the fight.Losing consciousness
DEFEAT
B2 to defeat a person or team in a competition so they cannot take part any more: [often passive] The French team were knocked out in the semifinal.Winning and defeatingScoring, winning and losing in sport
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