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knockout

[ nok-out ]SEE DEFINITION OF knockout
  • nouna blow that knocks unconscious
  • nouna striking person or thing

Synonyms for knockout

  • technical knockout
  • KO
  • TKO
  • blow
  • kayo
  • cold pack
  • coup de grace
  • final blow
  • finishing blow
  • hearts and flowers
  • knockout blow
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR KNOCKOUT

There's a knockout comin' to the best of 'em, if they hang to the game long enough.

It was the seventeen-course night dinners and the foreign cooking that gave him the knockout.

If Jim has told you that I gave him a knockout to win the race, it's a lie, Pen!

It's a blow below the belt, but it's a knockout for the moment.

Those who had charge of the boxing never let a bout go to a knockout.

So far nobody wants to try for a knockout and go whoosh with the ICBM.

After that he would tell a joke and then wait; he was a knockout.

Now the dark man stepped in, fist cocked for a knockout punch.

We can control them well enough with knockout gas and shackles.

That was harder than any knockout, and it seemed almost impossible to face.

WORD ORIGIN

also knock-out, in fighting, 1887, from verbal phrase knock out "to stun by a blow for a 10-count" in boxing, short for to knock out of time; see knock (v.) + out. Slang meaning "attractive person" is from 1892. To knock oneself out "make a great effort" is from 1936.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR KNOCKOUT

blackout

nountemporary unconsciousness
  • collapse
  • faint
  • fainting
  • fainting fit
  • knockout
  • swoon
  • syncope

coup de grâce

nounfinishing blow
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