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knock sth out of sb

phrasal verb with knock uk   /nɒk/  us   /nɑːk/ verb
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.
Translations of “knock sth out of sb”
in Chinese (Traditional) 使(某人)喪失(某種素質)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使(某人)丧失(某种品质)…
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