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  1. resulting inevitably but indirectly from another event or circumstancethe works closed with the direct loss of 3000 jobs and many more from the knock-on effect on the area
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  1. rugby the infringement of playing the ball forward with the hand or arm
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verb knock on (adverb)
  1. rugby to play (the ball) forward with the hand or arm
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