knock verb Meaning in Cambridge Learner Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "knock" - Learner English Dictionary

See all translations

knock

verb
 
 
/nɒk/
MAKE NOISE [I] B1 to make a noise by hitting something, especially a door, with your closed hand in order to attract someone's attention: There's someone knocking at/on the door. Please knock before entering.Hitting against objects accidentally and collidingSounds made by objects, movement or impact
HIT [T] B1 to hit something or someone and make them move or fall down: He accidentally knocked the vase off the table. I knocked over the mug. He was knocked unconscious by the blast.Hitting against objects accidentally and collidingHitting and beatingPunishing by causing pain
CRITICIZE [T] informal to criticize someone or something, often unfairly: She knocks every suggestion I make.Disapproving and criticizingDamaging reputation
→  See also beat/knock the (living) daylights out of sb , Knock it off! , knock sth back , knock sb down , knock sb/sth down , knock sth down , knock off , knock sth off (sth) , knock sb out
(Definition of knock verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “knock” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
lap

to go past someone in a race who has been round the track one less time than you

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

exoskeleton noun
exoskeleton noun
July 27, 2015
a robotic device which goes around the legs and part of the body of a person who cannot walk and allows them to move independently and in an upright position The device, known as an exoskeleton, is strapped to the outside of a person’s limbs and can then be controlled by them.

Read More