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If the Turks get hold of a lot of fresh men and throw them upon us during the night,—perhaps they may knock us off into the sea.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
There was no response to the knock, and Davy cautiously pushed open the door and went in.
DAVY AND THE GOBLINCHARLES E. CARRYL
Captain Lovelock got up as well; Bernard heard him knock over his little gilded chair.
CONFIDENCEHENRY JAMES
“I think it is a knock at the door,” said Mr. Pickwick, as if there could be the smallest doubt of the fact!
THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB, V. 2(OF 2)CHARLES DICKENS
But a knock at the door interrupted them; the discreet Capt entered, bearing a telegram upon a salver.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
While Yung Pak was listening to the conversation between his father and tutor on this evening, a knock was heard.
OUR LITTLE KOREAN COUSINH. LEE M. PIKE
She opened the door before the visitor could knock, so that Mrs. Morse would not be disturbed.
THE GIRLS OF CENTRAL HIGH ON THE STAGEGERTRUDE W. MORRISON
I was here a little while ago and nobody answered my knock, though I could hear that typewriter going rat, tat, tat all the time.
THE GIRLS OF CENTRAL HIGH ON THE STAGEGERTRUDE W. MORRISON
An amount of slack in the chain caused the balls to knock on passing this roller before entering the pump bottom.
LIFE OF RICHARD TREVITHICK, VOLUME II (OF 2)FRANCIS TREVITHICK
Look sharp with the light, or I shall knock my brains out against something in this confounded hole.
OLIVER TWIST, VOL. II (OF 3)CHARLES DICKENS
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
JULY 26, 2021
Choose the synonym for obedient
docile

WORDS RELATED TO KNOCK ABOUT

  • abusing
  • battering
  • beating
  • bunging up
  • damaging
  • handling
  • knocking about
  • maltreating
  • mangling
  • mauling
  • mistreating
  • pawing
  • pulling
  • pushing
  • rough up
  • roughhousing
  • slapping around
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