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knock

tv. to criticize someone or something. Don’t knock it if you haven’t tried it.

knock

/throw for a loop
Slang To surprise tremendously; astonish.
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haven't I caught 'em, after goodness knows hoo many preleeminary knocks at the door, dining on their husbands' knees, and steemulating a man's appetite by feeding him at the fork's end like a child?
This reflection appeared to have great weight with the young lady in the bar, who (adjusting her cap as she spoke, and glancing at a mirror) declared that it would be a very pretty state of things indeed; and that if people were to be punished for actions so innocent and natural as that, there would be more people to be knocked down than there would be people to knock them down, and that she wondered what the gentleman meant by it, that she did.
About six o'clock in the afternoon Mrs Nickleby was thrown into a great flutter of spirits by the long-expected knock at the door, nor was this flutter at all composed by the audible tread of two pair of boots in the passage, which Mrs Nickleby augured, in a breathless state, must be 'the two Mr Cheerybles;' as it certainly was, though not the two Mrs Nickleby expected, because it was Mr Charles Cheeryble, and his nephew, Mr Frank, who made a thousand apologies for his intrusion, which Mrs Nickleby (having tea-spoons enough and to spare for all) most graciously received.
Then, at the door, as though the way of his coming had been so much less important than the fact that he had come, she asked: "How did you come to knock at my door?
Daniel Quilp of Tower Hill, and Sampson Brass of Bevis Marks in the city of London, Gentleman, one of her Majesty's attornies of the Courts of the King's Bench and Common Pleas at Westminster and a solicitor of the High Court of Chancery, slumbered on, unconscious and unsuspicious of any mischance, until a knocking on the street door, often repeated and gradually mounting up from a modest single rap to a perfect battery of knocks, fired in long discharges with a very short interval between, caused the said Daniel Quilp to struggle into a horizontal position, and to stare at the ceiling with a drowsy indifference, betokening that he heard the noise and rather wondered at the same, and couldn't be at the trouble of bestowing any further thought upon the subject.
Two distinct knocks, sir, will produce the slavey at any time.
In the first attack, an elderly woman answered a knock to her door in Lawnview Street, North Belfast, at 7.
McCarthy was said to be relaxed about the knock and Keane said he would be more concerned if the Blues man had a complete clean bill of health after the opening four games of the new Premier League season.
ATLANTA, July 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- IHG(InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world's leading hotel companies, today announces the Holiday Inn Express brand as the official hotel sponsor of "KNOCK KNOCK LIVE," the new, life-changing weekly television event packed with unpredictable and thrilling surprises that enlists friends, families, neighbors and celebrities to help grant wishes with one simple knock on the door.
As announced at Mobile World Congress last month, Knock Code will be a key feature in LG smartphone models this year, including G Pro 2, G2 mini, F Series and L SeriesIII.
LG Electronics will make its innovative Knock Code feature available on earlier LG smartphone models via a firmware update starting in April.
LG 2 features Knock Code, which talks about tapping opening the screen as if it is a door.
Tomlinson Industries, manufacturer of commercial foodservice equipment, announced the availability of its new stainless steel 6-inch knock chute.
I MENTIONED I was flying off to Ireland again in a chat around the bar and all of a sudden I was being blasted by knock, knock jokes.
I think most people are saying get it down, more so the people in old Billingham - John Garside, 67, retired general maintenance worker, of Billingham Knock it down; it's a complete eyesore.