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knock (something)

To judge or criticize something. Hey, pickles and ice cream are pretty good together—don't knock it!
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knock

tv. to criticize someone or something. Don’t knock it if you haven’t tried it.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

knock

/throw for a loop
Slang To surprise tremendously; astonish.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Knock Burial Ground has stories to tell spanning the years from Saint Columba in mid-500s to the well-heeled of the city's Victorian era.
Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer does not have the experience of the above three but his captaincy and knocks were superb.
Perera's unbeaten knock and the Test victory against South Africa was a breather for Sri Lanka, who were recently mauled by New Zealand and Australia.
Founded by comedy veteran, Ben Horowitz, and training & development expert, Morry Morgan, the School of Hard Knock Knocks runs from Sunday to Wednesday, with a graduation performance in front of 80 to 100 paying audience members on Thursday.
"But I think if you're playing midfield in the middle of the park, you should be getting knocks every week.
Two law enforcement officers conducting an investigation decide they will walk up to the door of a house, knock on the door, and ask the occupant to speak with them.
The sounds, recorded by digital devices left in the woods for weeks at a time, reveal what the Cornell scientists say could be the sharp calls, sounding like 'kent,' of an ivory-billed woodpecker and the species' distinctive double knocks on trees.
There could be unanticipated off-target effects, in which an siRNA knocks down unintended genes, potentially provoking a toxic release of interferon.
Both Andy Millen and John Potter are receiving treatment for knocks they picked up in the win over St Mirren but there is better news on Pat Keogh, who has returned to training after recovering from a knock he took in the 2-0 win over the Buddies
Sharjah: There are many tales associated with Sachin Tendulkar's epic knocks at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in 1998.
A single knock makes the tick, and repeated, high-speed knocks make the ting.
Pileated woodpeckers up to 17 inches long abound in the area, but none of the team had ever heard one hammer out the pattern, which featured paired knocks. Cornell University ornithologists had also heard paired knocks in the area.
I also bowl off-breaks but I concentrate more on my batting and enjoy playing knocks like these," said Ahmad, who has made his captain Asif Akhtar proud.