Knock out - definition, transcription

Amer.  |ˈnɑːk ˈaʊt|
Brit.  |nɒk ˈaʊt|

verb

- eliminate

knock out a target

- knock unconscious or senseless (syn: kayo)
- destroy or break forcefully
- overwhelm with admiration
- empty (as of tobacco) by knocking out

Examples

Knock the ash out before you refill your pipe.

This experienced old fighter has never yet been knocked out.

The explosion knocked out the power for several hours.

Hours of gardening in the sun have quite knocked me out.

...the entire staff knocked itself out getting the project finished on time...

The air raids were planned to knock out communications on the ground.

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