knock (someone or something) to (something)

knock (someone or something) to (something)

1. To send someone or something to a certain position as the result of a sudden blow or impact. She knocked an incredible shot to the back of the net. The force of the earthquake knocked everyone to the ground.
2. To break something into pieces as the result of a swift blow or impact. The workers knocked the wall to pieces with their sledgehammers.
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knock something to someone

to hit something, such as a ball, to someone. The coach knocked the ball to each player in turn. The ball was knocked to the guy out in center field.
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