knock against

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knock (up) against someone or something

to bump against someone or something. The loose shutter knocked up against the side of the house. The large branch knocked against the garage in the storm.
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knock something against something

to strike something against something. He knocked a chair against the table and tipped both pieces of furniture over. A chair was knocked against the table, upsetting a vase.
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knock against someone or something

to bump against someone or something. Mickey knocked against Mary and said he was sorry. I didn't mean to knock against your sore knee.
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He underwent a scan which revealed damage to his knee, with Youssouf Mulumbu also picking up a minor knock against the Tykes.
His frustration was summed up by a recent knock against Kings XI Punjab in which he reached eight off 11 balls before getting run out.
Keeper Jasbir Singh is likely to continue after Chris MacKenzie picked up a knock against Hucknall.
Dryden is more optimistic that Gary Walker, who suffered an ankle knock against Harriers, will be fit.
Riggott may be pitched straight into the Cuptie in place of Jonathan Woodgate, who has been having treatment all week since picking up a knock against Sheffield United.
Robson said: "Chris had a really bad knock against Bolton on Sunday.
ANDREW CROOK scored an unbeaten 162 to set the highest innings by a Lancashire batsman in a one-day match with his magnificent knock against Buckinghamshire at Wormsley.
De Boer hasn't trained since picking up an ankle knock against Dundee Utd last Saturday and Ibrox boss Alex McLeish could be forced to rule him out this morning.
McCullum's previous knock against India in Hyderabad was a match-saving 225 in the second innings two years ago, his highest Test score, The Age reports.
Teemu Tainio suffered a knock against the Trotters but has trained all week and will be available.
Even before he led India to World Twenty20 Championship glory last autumn there was a stubborn Test knock against England at Lord's.
Jamshed hit a half-century as the hosts won the opening encounter on Monday and followed it up with another vital knock against a Zimbabwe side who were more competitive than they were in Karachi.
Sole picked up the knock against England two weeks ago.