Lane demands that Pete fights him in the conference room; Lane knocks him to the ground.
And then you have these celebrities with large budgets coming in; it just knocks the indie artists back down again.
A white burst of compressed air shoots out and knocks him down.
Throughout the afternoon, Rashid was inundated with phone calls and knocks on the door.
Back to The knocks, still awash in denial and defensiveness.
Cameron can carry a bottle of Scotch without a stagger, but of course it knocks his head all to pieces.
The family resemblance extended to their knocks at the door.
To which three knocks were distinctly heard, and afterward, by way of confirmation, five knocks as requested by another onlooker.
He began by tapping me briskly all over in a series of double knocks.
God stands at the door and knocks; blessed are we if we open 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.
: It wasn't a disinterested comment—it was a knock/ The knock on Fernandez is he can't field