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Origin of knockout
Words nearby knockout
Example sentences from the Web for knockout
It could absolutely break for it in the Champions League knockouts.
AlphaFold triumphed over roughly 100 other teams in a long-running challenge called Critical Assessment of Structure Prediction, or CASP, with a knockout, jaw-dropping performance.DeepMind’s AlphaFold Is Close to Solving One of Biology’s Greatest Challenges|Shelly Fan|December 15, 2020|Singularity Hub
Seven of the nine Americans are on their way to the knockout stage, regardless of what occurs in the final set of group matches next week.Seven Americans played in Champions League games this week. That’s a U.S. record.|Steven Goff|December 2, 2020|Washington Post
The previous iteration of Iron Mike sought to punish his opponents without mercy in pursuit of an immediate knockout.Mike Tyson fought for the first time in 15 years. So much had changed.|Gene Wang|November 29, 2020|Washington Post
Even Tesla’s knockout quarter is failing to lift tech stock futures.
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
I hunched my right shoulder and aimed a stiff knockout jolt at the officer's jaw.
I set myself and sent a short knockout punch against his chin.
The effects of a knockout blow, however deftly administered, do not last long.The Grell Mystery|Frank Froest
For the first time in five-and-twenty years of fighting, clean and dirty, Fergus McLaughlin had taken a knockout.Cursed|George Allan England
But Frank Brooks wasn't full of knockout drops this time, and with a clear head he was no pushover.Deadly City|Paul W. Fairman
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.