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Origin of knockout
Words nearby knockout
Example sentences from the Web for knockout
The Obama team has won the first round on the six-month agreement with Iran by a knockout.
Indeed, when asked about the “knockout game,” law enforcement has been skeptical.
With the “knockout game,” we have several cases in a handful of cities, as well as five reported deaths.
Have teenagers adopted a new game of random assaults, with the goal of a one-hit “knockout”?
She deliver a knockout performance, helping her clear the second big hurdle: living up to expectations.Oprah Winfrey Should Win an Oscar for ‘The Butler’|Kevin Fallon|August 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He laid him carefully down on the floor, trying feverishly to remember how long a knockout lasted.Young People's Pride|Stephen Vincent Benet
The sealing gum in the Archer's skin worked effectively on the needle-like punctures, but the knockout drug had been delivered.The Planet Strappers|Raymond Zinke Gallun
If Jim has told you that I gave him a knockout to win the race, it's a lie, Pen!Still Jim|Honor Willsie Morrow
So far nobody wants to try for a knockout and go whoosh with the ICBM.I Was a Teen-Age Secret Weapon|Richard Sabia
It was a knockout blow, and I dont mind admitting to you now that for a time my own heart was in my boots.Baseball Joe in the World Series|Lester Chadwick
British Dictionary definitions for knockout
- a competition in which competitors are eliminated progressively
- (as modifier)a knockout contest
verb knock out (tr, adverb)
Idioms and Phrases with knockout
Also, knock out cold. Render unconscious by a blow or some other means. For example, It was just a swinging door, but it knocked her out, or Just one of those sleeping pills can knock you out cold. [Late 1500s]
Make tired, exhaust, as in That sightseeing tour knocked me out.
Render useless or inoperative, as in The storm knocked out the power.
See knock off, def. 2.
See knock oneself out.