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knock /nɔk/
  • danh từ
    • cú đánh, cú va chạm
      • a knock on the head: cú đánh vào đầu
    • tiếng gõ (cửa)
      • a knock at the door: tiếng gõ cửa
    • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ), (từ lóng) lời phê bình kịch liệt, lời chỉ trích gay gắt
    • (kỹ thuật) tiếng nổ lọc xọc (máu bị jơ hoặc hỏng)
    • to get the knock
      • bị thất bại, bị đánh bại
    • (sân khấu) bị khán giả chê
    • to take the knock
      • (từ lóng) bị sa sút, bị nghèo khổ
  • ngoại động từ
    • đập, đánh, va đụng
      • to knock somebody on the head: đạp vào đầu ai
      • to something to pieces: đạp vụn cái gì
      • to knock one's head against something: đụng đầu vào cái gì
    • (từ lóng) làm choáng người, gây ấn tượng sâu sắc, làm ngạc nhiên hết sức
    • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ), (từ lóng) phê bình kịch liệt, chỉ trích gay gắt
    • nội động từ
      • gõ (cửa)
        • to knock at the door: gõ cửa
      • (kỹ thuật) kêu lọc xọc, nổ lọc xọc (máy bị jơ hoặc hỏng)
      • to knock about (around)
        • đánh liên hồi, gõ liên hồi
      • hành hạ, làm khổ, làm ngược đãi (ai)
      • đi lang thang, sống lang thang, sống được chăng hay chớ
      • to knock against
        • va phải, đụng phải
      • tình cờ, chạm trán, tình cờ gặp (ai)
      • to knock back
        • (từ lóng) uống
      • to knock down
        • đánh ngâ, húc ngã; phá đổ (nhà...); bắn rơi (máy bay...)
      • đánh quỵ; hạ (uy thế của ai...)
      • gõ búa xuống bàn ra hiệu quyết định bán (bán đấu giá)
      • (thông tục) yêu cầu (ai hát một bài...)
      • dỡ (máy...) thành từng bộ phận nhỏ (cho gọn khi chuyên chở)
      • (thông tục) hạ (giá...)
      • to knock off
        • đánh bật đi, đánh văng đi, đánh tung lên
      • nghỉ, ngừng (việc); ngừng làm việc
      • giải quyết nhanh, làm mau
        • to knock off buisiness: giải quyết nhanh công việc
        • to knock off some verses: làm mau mấy câu thơ
      • rút bớt, bớt đi
        • to knock off a sum from the bill: bớt một số tiền lớn ở hoá đơn
      • (từ lóng) ăn cắp, xoáy (cái gì)
      • (từ lóng) chết
      • to knock out
        • gõ (tẩu cho tàn thuốc) bật ra
      • (thể dục,thể thao) đánh nốc ao, hạ đo ván (quyền Anh)
      • đánh gục, đánh bại (kẻ địch)
      • (thông tục) làm vội (một kế hoạch...)
      • to knock together
        • tập hợp vội vàng, vơ váo vào với nhau; ghép vội vào với nhau
      • to knock under
        • đầu hàng, hàng phục, chịu khuất phục, chịu thua
      • to knock up
        • đánh bay lên, đánh tốc lên
      • gõ cửa đánh thức (ai) dậy
      • làm vội vàng, giải quyết vội vàng, thu xếp vội vàng (việc gì)
      • làm kiệt sức, làm mệt lử; kiệt sức, mệt lử
      • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ), (từ lóng) làm cho có mang
      • (thể dục,thể thao) ghi nhanh, thắng nhanh (điểm)
      • to knock the bottom out of an argument x bottom to knock into a cocked hat x cocked hat to knock on the head
        • (nghĩa bóng) làm thất bại, làm hỏng (kế hoạch...); chặn đứng (một âm mưu...)
      • to knock somebody's head off
        • (nghĩa bóng) thắng ai một cách dễ dàng
      • to knock somebody into the middle of next week
        • đánh ai ngã lăn quay
      • to knock somebody off his pins
        • làm cho ai choáng người, làm cho ai điếng người
    Concise Dictionary
    knocks|knocked|knockingnɑk /nɒk
    noun
    +the sound of knocking (as on a door or in an engine or bearing)
    +negative criticism
    +a vigorous blow
    +a bad experience
    +the act of hitting vigorously
    verb
    +deliver a sharp blow or push :"He knocked the glass clear across the room"
    +rap with the knuckles
    +knock against with force or violence
    +make light, repeated taps on a surface
    +sound like a car engine that is firing too early
    +find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws

    Thesaurus Dictionary
    v.
    1 strike, hit, rap, thwack, whack, thump, bang, tap:
    Knock on the door. He knocked the man on the head with his walking-stick.
    2 Colloq criticize, deprecate, carp or cavil at, disparage, put down, run down:
    Don't knock something till you've tried it.
    3 knock about or around.
    (a) wander, roam, ramble, rove, travel, gad about:
    She's going to knock about the world for a bit before settling down.
    (b) associate with, consort with:
    He was only knocking about with some of the boys.
    (c) discuss, debate, talk over, Colloq kick about or around:
    I have a business proposition that I want to knock around with you.
    (d) beat (up), maltreat, mistreat, maul, manhandle, batter, abuse, hit, strike:
    He's been known to knock his wife about.
    4 knock down.
    (a) raze, demolish, destroy, level, wreck, lay in ruins, throw or pull down:
    They knocked down those beautiful old houses and erected an ugly office block in their place.
    (b) fell, floor, cut down:
    As soon as he got up, McCloskey knocked him down again.
    5 knock off. Colloq
    (a) stop work(ing), quit, go home, clock off or out, terminate, lock up, close down:
    I think I'll knock off for a few hours' rest.
    (b) steal, pilfer, thieve, rob, Colloq lift, Brit pinch, Slang Brit nick, US knock over:
    Two men in balaclavas knocked off the bank in the High Street.
    (c) See kill, 1.
    (d) make quick or short work of, complete, finish, bring to an end, Colloq polish off:
    He knocked off that book in a week.
    (e) US copy, imitate:
    They knock off expensive items, then sell them for much less than the originals
    6 knock out.
    (a) knock or render unconscious, floor, prostrate, trounce, whip, Slang flatten, K.O. or kayo:
    The smart money says that the challenger will knock out the champion in the third round.
    (b) overwhelm, overcome, daze, stagger, astound, astonish, bewilder, stun, Colloq bowl over, blow (someone's) mind, Slang Brit knock for six:
    She'll really knock them out in that dress!
    7 knock up.
    (a) knock or put together, improvise:
    I think I can knock up something quickly that will pass muster.
    (b) arouse, (a)waken, wake up:
    They knocked me up at dawn to go to work.
    (c) Slang impregnate, get with child, make pregnant:
    Her boyfriend knocked her up and then refused to marry her.
    n.
    8 blow, rap, tap, thump, pounding, hammering:
    I was woken by a knock on the wall from my neighbour.
    9 blow, punch, jab, smack, thwack, whack, right, left, cuff, Colloq clout, bop, biff, conk:
    He gave me a knock on the nose, and it started to bleed.
    10 slap (in the face), censure, criticism, condemnation, slur, insult:
    My latest novel took quite a few knocks from the reviewers.
    Advanced English Dictionary
    verb, noun
    + verb
    at door / window
    1 [V] ~ (at / on sth) to hit a door, etc. firmly in order to attract attention: He knocked three times and waited. + Somebody was knocking on the window.
    hit
    2 ~ (sth) (against / on sth) to hit sth, often accidentally, with a short, hard blow: [VN] Be careful you don't knock your head on this low beam. + [V] Her hand knocked against the glass.
    3 to put sb/sth into a particular state by hitting them/it: [VN-ADJ] The blow knocked me flat. + He was knocked senseless by the blow. + [VN -ing] She knocked my drink flying. + [VN +adv./prep.] The two rooms had been knocked into one (= the wall between them had been knocked down).
    4 [VN] [usually +adv./prep.] to hit sth so that it moves or breaks: He'd knocked over a glass of water. + I knocked the nail into the wall. + They had to knock the door down to get in. + The boys were knocking (= kicking) a ball around in the back yard. + (figurative) The criticism had knocked (= damaged) her self-esteem.
    5 [VN +adv./prep.] to make a hole in sth by hitting it hard: They managed to knock a hole in the wall.
    of heart / knees
    6 [V] if your heart knocks, it beats hard; if your knees knock, they shake, for example from fear: My heart was knocking wildly.
    of engine / pipes
    7 [V] to make a regular sound of metal hitting metal, especially because there is sth wrong
    criticize
    8 [VN] (informal) to criticize sb/sth, especially when it happens unfairly: The newspapers are always knocking the England team. + 'Plastics?' 'Don't knock it-there's a great future in plastics.'
    Idioms: I'll knock your block / head off! (BrE, spoken) used to threaten sb that you will hit them
    knock sb dead (spoken) to impress sb very much: You look fabulous-you'll knock 'em dead tonight.
    knock sb/sth into a cocked hat (BrE) to be very much better than sb/sth: She knocks the rest of the cast into a cocked hat.
    knock it off! (spoken) used to tell sb to stop making a noise, annoying you, etc: Knock it off, kids-I'm trying to work.
    knock sb off their pedestal / perch to make sb lose their position as sb/sth successful or admired: A lot of teams are looking to knock us off our perch.
    knock sth on the head (BrE, informal) to stop sth from happening: to stop doing sth:
    The recession knocked on the head any idea of expanding the company. + By eleven o'clock we were all tired so we knocked it on the head.

    knock on wood (AmE) = touch wood at TOUCH v.
    knock sb sideways (informal) to surprise or shock sb so much that they are unable to react immediately
    knock spots off sb/sth (BrE, informal) to be very much better than sb/sth: She knocks spots off all the other candidates.
    knock the stuffing out of sb (informal) to make sb lose their confidence and enthusiasm
    you could have knocked me down with a feather (informal) used to express surprise
    more at DAYLIGHTS, HEAD n., HELL, SENSE n., SHAPE n., SIX, SOCK n.
    Phrasal Verbs: knock around ... (BrE also knock about ...) (informal)
    1 to travel and live in various places: He spent a few years knocking around Europe.
    2 used to say that sth is in a place but you do not know exactly where: It must be knocking around here somewhere.
    knock around with sb / together (BrE also knock about with sb / together) (informal) to spend a lot of time with sb/together
    knock sb/sth around (BrE also knock sb/sth about) (informal) to hit sb/sth repeatedly; to treat sb/sth roughly
    knock sb back (BrE, informal)
    1 to cost sb a lot of money: That house must have knocked them back a bit.
    2 to prevent sb from achieving sth or making progress, especially by rejecting them or sth that they suggest or ask
    related noun KNOCK-BACK
    3 to surprise or shock sb: Hearing the news really knocked me back.
    knock sth<->back (informal) to drink sth quickly, especially an alcoholic drink
    knock sb<->down / over to hit sb and make them fall to the ground: She was knocked down by a bus. + He knocked his opponent down three times in the first round.
    knock sth<->down to destroy a building by breaking its walls
    Synonym: DEMOLISH
    These old houses are going to be knocked down.
    knock sb/sth down (from sth) (to sth) (informal) to persuade sb to reduce the price of sth: I managed to knock him down to $400. + He knocked down the price.
    See also - KNOCK-DOWN
    knock off
    knock off sth (informal) to stop doing sth, especially work: Do you want to knock off early today? + What time do you knock off work? + Let's knock off for lunch.
    knock sb<->off (slang) to murder sb
    knock sth<->off
    1 (informal) to complete sth quickly and without much effort: He knocks off three novels a year.
    2 (BrE, slang) to steal sth; to rob a place: to knock off a video recorder + to knock off a bank
    knock sth<->off
    knock sth<->off sth to reduce the price or value of sth: They knocked off $60 because of a scratch. + The news knocked 13% off the company's shares.
    knock sb<->out
    1 to make sb fall asleep or become unconscious: The blow knocked her out.
    2 (in boxing) to hit an opponent so that they cannot get up within a limited time and therefore lose the fight
    related noun KNOCKOUT
    3 (informal) to surprise and impress sb very much: The movie just knocked me out.
    related noun KNOCKOUT
    knock sb / yourself out to make sb/yourself very tired
    knock sb<->out (of sth) to defeat sb so that they cannot continue competing: England had been knocked out of the World Cup.
    See also - KNOCKOUT
    knock sth<->out (informal) to produce sth, especially quickly and easily: He knocks out five books a year.
    knock sb<->over = KNOCK SB DOWN
    knock sth<->together
    1 (informal) to make or complete sth quickly and often not very well: I knocked some bookshelves together from old planks.
    2 (BrE) to make two rooms or buildings into one by removing the wall between them: The house consists of two cottages knocked together.
    knock up (in tennis, etc.) to practise for a short time before the start of a game
    knock sb<->up
    1 (BrE, informal) to wake sb by knocking on their door
    2 (informal, especially AmE) to make a woman pregnant
    knock sth<->up to prepare or make sth quickly and without much effort: She knocked up a fantastic meal in ten minutes.
    + noun
    at door / window
    1 the sound of sb hitting a door, window, etc. with their hand or with sth hard to attract attention: There was a knock on / at the door.
    hit
    2 a sharp blow from sth hard: He got a nasty knock on the head. + Knocks and scratches will lower the value of valuable furniture.
    Idioms: take a (hard, nasty, etc.) knock to have an experience that makes sb/sth less confident or successful; to be damaged: Industry in the area has taken a knock with the closure of two factories. + Her confidence took a further knock when she lost her job.
    Collocation Dictionary
    noun

    1 firm sharp sound

    ADJ.

    loud, sharp | gentle, light | determined | timid

    VERB + KNOCK

    hear | answer
    She hurried to answer the knock at the door.

    PHRASES

    a knock at/on the door
    There was a loud knock at the door.

    2 sharp blow from sth

    ADJ.

    hard, nasty, severe
    (figurative) the hard knocks of life
    | minor

    VERB + KNOCK

    get, have, take
    You've had a nasty knock on the head. (figurative) Their pride took quite a knock when they lost 5?0.
    | give sb/sth

    PREP.

    ~ on

    verb

    1 hit/bump

    ADV.

    accidentally
    I accidentally knocked the vase off the table.
    | about, aside, over
    Her boyfriend had been knocking her about. Mind you don't knock that glass over.

    PREP.

    against
    The stick knocked against the wall.
    | off
    He had knocked one of the pictures off the wall.
    | on
    I knocked my head on one of the beams.

    PHRASES

    knock sb/sth flying
    He was knocked flying as two policemen came crashing through the door.
    | knock sb off their feet
    The explosion knocked him off his feet.
    | knock sb out/senseless/unconscious
    The blow knocked him unconscious.
    | knock sb to the ground

    2 bang on a door

    ADV.

    loudly | softly | politely, timidly

    PREP.

    at
    Someone knocked loudly at the door.
    | on
    She knocked timidly on the study door and entered.

    PHRASES

    without knocking
    Dobson walked straight into her office without knocking.



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