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Knock vs. Shockproof

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Knocknoun

An abrupt rapping sound, as from an impact of a hard object against wood.

‘I heard a knock on my door.’;

Shockproofadjective

Made sturdily enough to withstand knocks and shocks without being damaged.

‘My shockproof watch stood up to everything it reasonably could be expected to and kept ticking; but dropping it down an elevator shaft is asking too much.’;

Knocknoun

A sharp impact.

‘He took a knock on the head.’;

Shockproofadjective

Protected from imparting electric shocks.

Knocknoun

(figuratively) Criticism.

Shockproofverb

(transitive) To protect from imparting electric shocks.

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Knocknoun

(automotive) Preignition, a type of abnormal combustion occurring in spark ignition engines caused by self-ignition; also, the characteristic knocking sound associated with it.

Shockproof

Shockproof is a 1949 American crime film noir directed by Douglas Sirk and starring Cornel Wilde. Wilde and Knight were husband and wife during filming.

Knocknoun

(cricket) A batsman's innings.

‘He played a slow but sure knock of 35.’;

Knocknoun

(cycling) hunger knock

Knockverb

To strike for admittance; to rap upon, as a door.

Knockverb

To criticize verbally; to denigrate; to undervalue.

‘Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it.’;

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Knockverb

To kick a ball towards another player; to pass.

Knockverb

To impress forcibly or strongly; to astonish; to move to admiration or applause.

Knockverb

To bump or impact.

‘I knocked against the table and bruised my leg.’; ‘I accidentally knocked my drink off the bar.’;

Knockverb

(intransitive) To rap one's knuckles against something, especially wood.

‘Knock on the door and find out if they’re home.’;

Knockverb

To drive or be driven against something; to strike against something; to clash; as, one heavy body knocks against another.

Knockverb

To strike or beat with something hard or heavy; to rap; as, to knock with a club; to knock on the door.

‘For harbor at a thousand doors they knocked.’; ‘Seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.’;

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Knockverb

To practice evil speaking or fault-finding; to criticize habitually or captiously.

Knockverb

To strike with something hard or heavy; to move by striking; to drive (a thing) against something; as, to knock a ball with a bat; to knock the head against a post; to knock a lamp off the table.

‘When heroes knock their knotty heads together.’;

Knockverb

To strike for admittance; to rap upon, as a door.

‘Master, knock the door hard.’;

Knockverb

To impress strongly or forcibly; to astonish; to move to admiration or applause.

Knockverb

To criticise; to find fault with; to disparage.

Knocknoun

A blow; a stroke with something hard or heavy; a jar.

Knocknoun

A stroke, as on a door for admittance; a rap.

‘A loud cry or some great knock.’;

Knocknoun

the sound of knocking (as on a door or in an engine or bearing);

‘the knocking grew louder’;

Knocknoun

negative criticism

Knocknoun

a vigorous blow;

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

Knocknoun

a bad experience;

‘the school of hard knocks’;

Knocknoun

the act of hitting vigorously;

‘he gave the table a whack’;

Knockverb

deliver a sharp blow or push :

‘He knocked the glass clear across the room’;

Knockverb

rap with the knuckles;

‘knock on the door’;

Knockverb

knock against with force or violence;

‘My car bumped into the tree’;

Knockverb

make light, repeated taps on a surface;

‘he was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently’;

Knockverb

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’;

Knockverb

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’;

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