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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.Taking things away from someone or somewhereRemoving and getting rid of things
(Definition of knock sth out of sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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