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  • the act of hitting vigorously
    • he gave the table a whack
  • a bad experience
    • the school of hard knocks
  • a vigorous blow
    • the sudden knock floored him
    • he took a bash right in his face
    • he got a bang on the head
  • negative criticism
  • the sound of knocking (as on a door or in an engine or bearing)
    • the knocking grew louder
  • find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws
    • The paper criticized the new movie
    • Don't knock the food--it's free
  • sound like a car engine that is firing too early
    • the car pinged when I put in low-octane gasoline
    • The car pinked when the ignition was too far retarded
  • make light, repeated taps on a surface
    • he was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently
  • knock against with force or violence
    • My car bumped into the tree
  • rap with the knuckles
    • knock on the door
  • deliver a sharp blow or push :"He knocked the glass clear across the room"
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