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Meaning of knock

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: the sound of knocking (as on a door or in an engine or
           bearing); "the knocking grew louder" [syn: {knock},
      2: negative criticism [syn: {knock}, {roast}]
      3: a vigorous blow; "the sudden knock floored him"; "he took a
         bash right in his face"; "he got a bang on the head" [syn:
         {knock}, {bash}, {bang}, {smash}, {belt}]
      4: a bad experience; "the school of hard knocks"
      5: the act of hitting vigorously; "he gave the table a whack"
         [syn: {knock}, {belt}, {rap}, {whack}, {whang}]
      v 1: deliver a sharp blow or push :"He knocked the glass clear
           across the room" [syn: {knock}, {strike hard}]
      2: rap with the knuckles; "knock on the door"
      3: knock against with force or violence; "My car bumped into the
         tree" [syn: {bump}, {knock}]
      4: make light, repeated taps on a surface; "he was tapping his
         fingers on the table impatiently" [syn: {tap}, {rap},
         {knock}, {pink}]
      5: sound like a car engine that is firing too early; "the car
         pinged when I put in low-octane gasoline"; "The car pinked
         when the ignition was too far retarded" [syn: {pink}, {ping},
      6: find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or
         perceived flaws; "The paper criticized the new movie"; "Don't
         knock the food--it's free" [syn: {knock}, {criticize},
         {criticise}, {pick apart}] [ant: {praise}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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