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verb (adverb, mainly tr)
noun knock-up
a practice session at tennis, squash, or a similar game
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Other Idioms and Phrases with knock up

knock up

1

Make pregnant, as in The young girl said she was afraid of getting knocked up. [Slang; early 1800s]

2

Injure or damage, as in This coffee table got all knocked up in the moving van.

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