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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 ​soonknocked out of me at ​school.
(Definition of knock sth out of sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “knock sth out of sb”
in Chinese (Simplified) 使(某人)丧失(某种品质)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使(某人)喪失(某種素質)…
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