EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR KNOCKED OUT

Finally had a row with his brother, and was knocked out in the first round.

If we do not grow our own food, we could be knocked out of time in the first round.

The 'Langford' knocked out the gunboat 'Smith' in three rounds.

There was a fellow (amongst others of the badly hurt) who had had his eye all but knocked out.

Somehow I feel as if the bottom had been knocked out of everything, all at once!

Grant is knocked out for some time to come, and there's only Hooker left to depend on.

I was—knocked out—when I read the note you slipped me after supper.

The wind had been knocked out of him, but otherwise he was uninjured.

It had been the "zip" that had knocked out the five Leopards.

He could easily have done that during the time I was knocked out.

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:"

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