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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.
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)…
(Definition of knock sth out of sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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