The first time she cut back on her medications, she had a grand mal seizure in her bathroom and knocked out her front teeth.
A New York alderman once said Petrosino “knocked out more teeth than a dentist.”
In recounting what happened, he told me one leg “knocked out” a buddy as it flew through the air (his friend was OK).
Not only for him but for more than 60 fellow House Democrats who were knocked out of their seats in a political tidal wave.
Barry opted for what he calls the “Full Coward Package”—aka, he was knocked out cold.
Thanks to your foresight, he was knocked out at the first round.
Teeth are knocked out, or filed into prescribed shapes, or blackened.
He moved to the table picked up his pipe and knocked out the ashes on the stove hearth.
He knocked out his pipe against an upright, sighed, and dropped it into his pocket.
“I was knocked out,” replied the youth, with a sorry little laugh.
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.
: It wasn't a disinterested comment—it was a knock/ The knock on Fernandez is he can't field