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English definition of “knock sth out of sb”

knock sth out of sb

verb uk phrasal verb with knock   /nɒk/ us    /nɑːk/
If a quality is knocked out of someone, they lose that quality because the situation they are in does not allow it to exist: Any creativity I had was soon knocked out of me at school.
(Definition of knock sth out of sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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