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knock

knock

 
pronunciation:
nak
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: knocked, knocking, knocks
definition 1: to strike something, esp. a door so as to get permission to enter.
synonyms:
drum, rap, tap
similar words:
hammer, hit, pound, strike, thump, whack
definition 2: to collide or bump.
He knocked into the wall.
synonyms:
bump, hit, impinge, jar, strike
similar words:
bang, jostle, smash
definition 3: to make a pounding or beating sound.
The car's engine knocks.
synonyms:
drum, thump
similar words:
bang, hammer, thud
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to deal a sharp blow to; strike; hit.
synonyms:
hit, rap, smack, smite, strike, wallop
similar words:
bang, beat, buffet, clip, cuff, hammer, pound, punch, slap, thump, whack
definition 2: to strike together.
He knocked the coconuts hoping to break one of them.
synonyms:
rap, strike, tap
similar words:
bump, hit, thump
definition 3: to make, form, or cause by striking.
He knocked a dent in the refrigerator.
synonyms:
beat, pound
similar words:
hammer, strike, tap
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or an instance of knocking.
synonyms:
rap, tap
similar words:
hit, pound, thump
definition 2: a small blow; rap.
synonyms:
rap, tap
similar words:
blow, hit, swat
definition 3: a sound made by a malfunctioning engine.
similar words:
bang, drum, thump