Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun knock

5 senses of knock

Sense 1
knock, knocking -- (the sound of knocking (as on a door or in an engine or bearing); "the knocking grew louder")
       => sound -- (the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them")

Sense 2
knock, roast -- (negative criticism)
       => criticism, critique -- (a serious examination and judgment of something; "constructive criticism is always appreciated")

Sense 3
knock, bash, bang, smash, belt -- (a vigorous blow; "the sudden knock floored him"; "he took a bash right in his face"; "he got a bang on the head")
       => blow, bump -- (an impact (as from a collision); "the bump threw him off the bicycle")

Sense 4
knock -- (a bad experience; "the school of hard knocks")
       => misfortune, bad luck -- (unnecessary and unforeseen trouble resulting from an unfortunate event)

Sense 5
knock, belt, rap, whack, whang -- (the act of hitting vigorously; "he gave the table a whack")
       => blow -- (a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon; "a blow on the head")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb knock

6 senses of knock

Sense 1
knock, strike hard -- (deliver a sharp blow or push :"He knocked the glass clear across the room")
       => strike -- (deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon; "The teacher struck the child"; "the opponent refused to strike"; "The boxer struck the attacker dead")
          Phrasal Verb-> knock over#1; knock down#2; knock out#2; knock cold#1

Sense 2
knock -- (rap with the knuckles; "knock on the door")
       => rap, knap -- (strike sharply; "rap him on the knuckles")

Sense 3
bump, knock -- (knock against with force or violence; "My car bumped into the tree")
       => hit, strike, impinge on, run into, collide with -- (hit against; come into sudden contact with; "The car hit a tree"; "He struck the table with his elbow")
          Phrasal Verb-> knock against#1; knock about#1

Sense 4
tap, rap, knock, pink -- (make light, repeated taps on a surface; "he was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently")
       => sound, go -- (make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'")

Sense 5
pink, ping, knock -- (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")
       => sound, go -- (make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'")

Sense 6
knock, criticize, criticise, pick apart -- (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")
       => comment, notice, remark, point out -- (make or write a comment on; "he commented the paper of his colleague")

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