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knock someone up

Inf. to make a woman pregnant. (See also knocked up.) They say it was Willie who knocked her up. He did not knock up Sue. I did.
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knock somebody up

(slang) also knock up somebody
to make a woman pregnant The rumor was that he'd knocked up two women in the town.
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knock up

1. Make pregnant, as in The young girl said she was afraid of getting knocked up. [Slang; early 1800s]
2. Injure or damage, as in This coffee table got all knocked up in the moving van.
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knock up

v.
1. Vulgar Slang To make someone pregnant.
2. Chiefly British To wake up or summon someone, as by knocking at the door: The hotel clerk knocked me up at 7:00 in the morning.
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