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knock out

[ nok ]SEE DEFINITION OF knock out

Synonyms for knock out

  • KO
  • coldcock
  • do in
  • hamstring
  • kayo
  • knock senseless
  • lay out
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR KNOCK OUT

But it did not knock out Gore, and Quirl had to pay dearly for his error.

I'm goin' to knock out the rest of 'em, an' break the rest of your ribs—one at a time.

And on pure chance that he might knock out that leader, Shann chose him for his victim.

It was to knock out the end of our car, and drop the rails on the track as we ran.

He left it there, and then the boy began to knock out the wedge.

The boy brought Marco a stone, and Marco began to knock out the nails.

But you may hail away, so, for ever, and you will not knock out what we can.

Now, Tom, let the chain out; I will jump below and knock out the shackle.

I wish, George, you could knock out something for her before you leave town.

I expect they knock out their eyes and have electric ones put in.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English cnocian (West Saxon cnucian), "to pound, beat; knock (on a door)," likely of imitative origin. Meaning "deprecate, put down" is from 1892. Related: Knocked; knocking. Knock-kneed first attested 1774. Knock-down, drag-out is from 1827. Command knock it off "stop it" is first recorded 1880, perhaps from auctioneer's term for "dispose of quickly:"

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR KNOCK OUT

abrogate

verbformally put an end to

attract

verbdraw attention
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