He was sacked six times and knocked down a total of 12 times.
knocked cold, Lakpa collapsed on the rocks, heaving in convulsions, Kodas wrote.
The first time she cut back on her medications, she had a grand mal seizure in her bathroom and knocked out her front teeth.
Once, when I was shooting a train on the ground, I hit the train and knocked off half my wing but was able to fly the plane back.
He seemed altogether without emotion, without energy, crashed, like a storm had passed and knocked him dull.
The chair in which she had been sitting was knocked to atoms.
But instead of carrying them home she walked to the king's palace and knocked at the door.
One day he met his brother out walking, and knocked him down.
Everything, however, appeared to be quiet, and Alfred knocked at the door.
And He knocked at the gate and certain of the gate-keepers opened to Him.
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:"
At the commencement of the sales, he gave every one that wanted to purchase a paper containing a description of the lands that were to be sold; and, as the sales were cried, he called over the numbers and described the land; and when it got up to one dollar and a quarter an acre, if no body bid, after it was cried two or three times, he would say, knock it off, knock it off. [U.S. Senate record, 1834]
mid-14c., from knock (v.). As an engine noise, from 1899.
Arrested (1920s+ Police)
: It wasn't a disinterested comment—it was a knock/ The knock on Fernandez is he can't field