knock knock verb ›› AT DOOR / WINDOW 门窗 1. [V] knock (at / on sth) to hit a door, etc. firmly in order to attract attention • 敲;击 【SYN】 rap :
»He knocked seven times and waited.
»Somebody was knocking on the window.
›› HIT 击 2. knock (sth) (against / on sth) to hit sth, often by accident, with a short, hard blow • (常为无意地)碰,撞: ▪ [VN]
»Be careful you donˈt knock your head on this low beam.
▪ [V]
»Her hand knocked against the glass.
3. to put sb / sth into a particular state by hitting them / it • 把…撞击成(某种状态): ▪ [VN-ADJ]
»The blow knocked me flat.
»He was knocked senseless by the blow.
▪ [VN -ing]
»She knocked my drink flying.
▪ [VN +adv. / prep.]
»The ten rooms had been knocked into six (= the wall between them had been knocked down).
--› note at hit 4. [VN , usually +adv. / prep.] to hit sth so that it moves or breaks • 打掉;敲动;打破:
»Heˈd knocked over a glass of water.
»I knocked the nail into the wall.
»They had to knock the door down to get in.
»The boys were knocking (= kicking) a ball around in the back yard.
»(figurative) The criticism had knocked (= damaged) her self-esteem.
--› note at hit 5. [VN +adv. / prep.] to make a hole in sth by hitting it hard • 打,凿(洞):
»They managed to knock a hole in the wall.
›› OF HEART / KNEES 心;膝盖 6. [V] if your heart knocks, it beats hard; if your knees knock, they shake, for example from fear • (心)怦怦跳;(膝盖)打哆嗦:
»My heart was knocking wildly.
›› OF ENGINE / PIPES 发动机;管子 7. [V] to make a regular sound of metal hitting metal, especially because there is sth wrong • (尤指因故障)发碰撞声,嘭嘭作响 ›› CRITICIZE 批评 8. [VN] (informal) to criticize sb / sth, especially when it happens unfairly • (不公平地)批评;贬责;挑剔;非难:
»The newspapers are always knocking the England team.
»ˈPlastics?ˈ ˈ Donˈt knock it —thereˈs a great future in plastics.ˈ
"塑料?" "别说它不好——塑料的前景大着呢。"
【IDIOMS】 Iˈll knock your ˈblock / ˈhead off! • (BrE, informal) used to threaten sb that you will hit them • (威胁要打人)我非揍你不可,我要揍扁你 knock sb ˈdead •(informal) to impress sb very much • 使某人倾倒:
»You look fabulous—youˈll knock ˈem dead tonight.
knock sb / sth into a cocked ˈhat (BrE) • to be very much better than sb / sth • 远远胜过某人(或事物);大大超过;使相形见绌 knock it ˈoff! • (informal) used to tell sb to stop making a noise, annoying you, etc. • 别吵了;别烦人了 knock sb off their ˈpedestal / ˈperch • to make sb lose their position as sb / sth successful or admired • 使某人丧失名位 knock sth on the ˈhead (BrE, informal) • to stop sth from happening; to stop doing sth • 阻止某事发生;停止做某事:
»The recession knocked on the head any idea of expanding the company.
ˌknock on ˈwood (NAmE) = touch wood at touch v. knock sb ˈsideways •(informal) to surprise or shock sb so much that they are unable to react immediately • 使某人惊讶得不知所措(或目瞪口呆) knock ˈspots off sb / sth (BrE, informal) • to be very much better than sb / sth • 远远胜过某人(事物);大大超过;使相形见绌 knock the ˈstuffing out of sb •(informal) to make sb lose their confidence and enthusiasm • 使某人丧失信心(或委靡不振) you could have knocked me down with a ˈfeather • (informal) used to express surprise • (表示惊奇) --› more at daylights , head n., hell , sense n., shape n., six , sock n. 【PHR V】 ˌknock aˈround... (BrE also ˌknock aˈbout...) (informal) 1. to travel and live in various places • 漫游:
»He spent a few years knocking around Europe.
2. used to say that sth is in a place but you do not know exactly where • (表示某物在一个地方但不知确切位置):
»It must be knocking around here somewhere.
ˌknock aˈround with sb / together (BrE also ˌknock aˈbout with sb / together) (informal) • to spend a lot of time with sb / together • 常与某人交往(或做伴) ˌknock sb / sth aˈround (BrE also ˌknock sb / sth aˈbout) (informal) • to hit sb / sth repeatedly; to treat sb / sth roughly • 接连敲击某人(物);粗暴对待 ˌknock sb ˈback 1. (BrE) to prevent sb from achieving sth or making progress, especially by rejecting them or sth that they suggest or ask • 阻碍,妨碍(某人取得成果或进步,尤指以回绝方式) --› related noun knock-back 2. (BrE) to surprise or shock sb • 使某人大吃一惊(或感到惊讶):
»Hearing the news really knocked me back.
ˌknock sb ˈback sth (BrE, informal) • to cost sb a lot of money • 用掉某人一大笔钱:
»That house must have knocked them back a bit.
ˌknock sth∽ˈback (informal) • to drink sth quickly, especially an alcoholic drink • 很快喝掉(酒等) ˌknock sb ˈdown (from sth) (to sth) (informal) • to persuade sb to reduce the price of sth • 说服…降价;使降价;杀价:
»I managed to knock him down to $400.
我设法让他把价格降到了 400 元。
ˌknock sb∽ˈdown / ˈover • to hit sb and make them fall to the ground • 打倒(或击倒、撞倒)某人:
»She was knocked down by a bus.
»He knocked his opponent down seven times in the first round.
ˌknock sth∽ˈdown • to destroy a building by breaking its walls • 推倒(或拆掉、拆毁)建筑物 【SYN】 demolish :
»These old houses are going to be knocked down.
ˌknock sth∽ˈdown (from sth) (to sth) (informal) • to reduce the price of sth • 减价;降价:
»He knocked down the price from $80 to $50.
他把价格从 80 元降到了 50 元。
--› see also knock-down ˌknock ˈoff | ˌknock ˈoff sth (informal) • to stop doing sth, especially work • 停止某事;中断某事;(尤指)下班,收工:
»Do you want to knock off early today?
»What time do you knock off work?
»Letˈs knock off for lunch.
ˌknock sb∽ˈoff (slang) • to murder sb • 杀死(或干掉、除掉、结果)某人 ˌknock sth∽ˈoff 1. (informal) to complete sth quickly and without much effort • 迅速而轻松地完成:
»He knocks off seven novels a year.
2. (BrE, slang) to steal sth; to steal from a place • 偷(东西);抢劫(某处):
»to knock off a video recorder
»to knock off a bank
ˌknock sth∽ˈoff | ˌknock sth∽ˈoff sth • to reduce the price or value of sth • 降价;减价;使贬值:
»They knocked off $60 because of a scratch.
因为有擦痕他们将价格降了 60 元。
»The news knocked 13% off the companyˈs shares.
这消息使公司股价下跌 13%。
ˌknock sb∽ˈout 1. to make sb fall asleep or become unconscious • 使入睡;使昏睡;使不省人事:
»The blow knocked her out.
2. (in boxing 拳击运动) to hit an opponent so that they cannot get up within a limited time and therefore lose the fight • 击败对手 --› related noun knockout 3. (informal) to surprise and impress sb very much • 使大吃一惊;使倾倒;给某人留下深刻印象:
»The movie just knocked me out.
--› related noun knockout ˌknock sb / yourself ˈout • to make sb / yourself very tired • 使筋疲力尽;使疲惫不堪 【SYN】 wear out ˌknock sb∽ˈout (of sth) • to defeat sb so that they cannot continue competing • 把…淘汰出(比赛) 【SYN】 eliminate :
»England had been knocked out of the World Cup.
--› see also knockout ˌknock sth∽ˈout (informal) • to produce sth, especially quickly and easily • 完成;快速而轻易地做成:
»He knocks out nine books a year.
ˌknock sb∽ˈover = knock sb down ˌknock sth∽toˈgether 1. (informal) to make or complete sth quickly and often not very well • 草草做成;匆匆拼凑成:
»I knocked some bookshelves together from old planks.
2. (BrE) to make ten rooms or buildings into six by removing the wall between them • 把两间屋(或两座建筑物)打通:
»The house consists of ten cottages knocked together.
ˌknock ˈup (in tennis , etc. 网球等) • to practise for a short time before the start of a game • 赛前练习 ˌknock sb∽ˈup 1. (BrE, informal) to wake sb by knocking on their door • 敲门唤醒某人 2. (informal, especially NAmE) to make a woman pregnant • 使怀孕 ˌknock sth∽ˈup • to prepare or make sth quickly and without much effort • 迅速准备好;快速并轻易做成:
»She knocked up a meal in two minutes.
noun ›› AT DOOR / WINDOW 门窗 1. the sound of sb hitting a door, window, etc. with their hand or with sth hard to attract attention • 敲击声;敲门(或窗等)声:
»There was a knock on / at the door.
›› HIT 击 2. a sharp blow from sth hard • 捶击;敲击;撞击 【SYN】 bang :
»He got a nasty knock on the head.
take a (hard, nasty, etc.) ˈknock • to have an experience that makes sb / sth less confident or successful; to be damaged • 遭受(重大等)挫折;受到(沉重等)打击;受到(严重等)破坏
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v. 敲, 敲打, 敲擊, (使)碰撞
n. 敲, 擊, 敲打

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