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Spanish translation of “knock”


verb /nok/
to make a sharp noise by hitting or tapping, especially on a door etc to attract attention Just then, someone knocked at the door. to cause to move, especially to fall, by hitting (often accidentally)
tirar, hacer caer
She knocked a vase on to the floor while she was dusting.
to put into a certain state or position by hitting He knocked the other man senseless. (often with against, on) to strike against or bump into She knocked against the table and spilt his cup of coffee I knocked my head on the car door. knocker noun a piece of metal etc fixed to a door and used for knocking a brass door knocker. knock-kneed adjective having legs that curve inwards abnormally at the knee By the age of three, the child had become knock-kneed. knock about/around to treat in a rough and unkind manner, especially to hit repeatedly I’ve heard that her husband knocks her about. to move about (in) in a casual manner without a definite destination or purpose He spent six months knocking around before getting a job. (with with) to be friendly with
juntarse, andar con alguien
I don’t like the boys he knocks about with.
knock back to drink, especially quickly and in large quantities
beberse de un trago, beberse rápidamente, beberse en grandes cantidades
He knocked back three pints of beer in ten minutes.
knock down to cause to fall by striking He was so angry with the man that he knocked him down The old lady was knocked down by a van as she crossed the street. to reduce the price of (goods) She bought a coat that had been knocked down to half-price. knock off to stop working
acabar, salir del trabajo
I knocked off at six o’clock after studying for four hours What time do you knock off in this factory?
knock out to make unconscious by a blow, or (in boxing) unable to recover within the required time The boxer knocked his opponent out in the third round. to defeat and cause to retire from a competition That team knocked us out in the semi-finals (noun knock-out). knock over to cause to fall from an upright position The dog knocked over a chair as it rushed past. knock up (of opponents in a tennis match) to have a short practice before starting on the match (noun knock-up) The two players were knocking up before their semi-final match. (slang) to make a woman pregnant She got knocked up when she was only 17 years old. get knocked up to get pregnant.
(Definition of knock from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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