knock sth out of sb definition, meaning - what is knock sth out of sb in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “knock sth out of sb”

See all translations

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)…
(Definition of knock sth out of sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of knock sth out of sb?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

decider

a final game or competition that allows one person or team to win, or the winning point scored

Word of the Day

She’s got very good posture. (How we stand and sit)

by Liz Walter,
May 27, 2015
Recently on this blog, we looked at the words that we use to describe the way we move. This week we’re looking at words for describing our bodies when they are still, whether we are standing or sitting. Since most of us do far too much of this, let’s start with sitting.

Read More 

ancestral health noun

May 25, 2015
diet based on the presumed diet of our Palaeolithic ancestors ‘Ancestral health,’ to use a term popular among Paleo followers, has gone mass.

Read More