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Idioms about knock

Origin of knock

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

synonym study for knock

1. See strike.

OTHER WORDS FROM knock

knockless, adjectivere·knock, verbun·knocked, adjectiveun·knock·ing, adjective
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How to use knock in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for knock

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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Other Idioms and Phrases with knock

knock

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