1. [ verb ] deliver a sharp blow or push :"He knocked the glass clear across the room."
Synonyms: strike_hard
Related terms: strike knock_cold knock_cold overturn deck
2. [ verb ] rap with the knuckles

"knock on the door"

Related terms: rap
3. [ verb ] knock against with force or violence
Synonyms: bump

"My car bumped into the tree"

Related terms: hit buffet run_into run_into bumper
4. [ noun ] the sound of knocking (as on a door or in an engine or bearing)
Synonyms: knocking

"the knocking grew louder"

Related terms: sound ping tap
5. [ noun ] negative criticism
Synonyms: roast
Related terms: criticism ridicule
6. [ verb ] sound like a car engine that is firing too early
Synonyms: pink ping

"the car pinged when I put in low-octane gasoline" "The car pinked when the ignition was too far retarded"

Related terms: go
7. [ verb ] make light, repeated taps on a surface
Synonyms: rap pink tap

"he was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently"

Related terms: go pat tapping tap
8. [ noun ] a vigorous blow
Synonyms: bang smash belt bash

"the sudden knock floored him" "he took a bash right in his face" "he got a bang on the head"

Related terms: bump slam smash sock belt
9. [ noun ] a bad experience

"the school of hard knocks"

Related terms: misfortune
10. [ verb ] find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws
Synonyms: criticize criticise pick_apart

"The paper criticized the new movie" "Don't knock the food--it's free"

Related terms: praise comment denounce blame attack rebuke reprimand deplore belabor disparage come_down admonish nitpick reprehend savage criticism critic critic judge
11. [ noun ] the act of hitting vigorously
Synonyms: rap whack whang belt

"he gave the table a whack"

Related terms: blow rap whang
Similar spelling:   Knick