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Idioms for knock

Origin of knock

before 1000; 1890–95 for def 4; Middle English knokken, knoken (v.), Old English cnocian, cnucian; cognate with Old Norse knoka to thump, knock

OTHER WORDS FROM knock

knock·less, adjectivere·knock, verbun·knocked, adjectiveun·knock·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for knock up (1 of 2)

knock up

verb (adverb, mainly tr)

noun knock-up

a practice session at tennis, squash, or a similar game

British Dictionary definitions for knock up (2 of 2)

knock
/ (nɒk) /

verb

noun

Word Origin for knock

Old English cnocian, of imitative origin; related to Old Norse knoka to hit
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Idioms and Phrases with knock up (1 of 2)

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.

Idioms and Phrases with knock up (2 of 2)

knock

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