Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Knock"

The meaning of "Knock" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does knock knock joke? mean?
A: A joke by mimicking knock at the door and the other person would ask "who's there" (to the one who knocks).

"Knock knock"
"Who's there?"
"Cows go"
"Cows go who?"
"No, silly, cows go moo" :D
Q: What does knock yourself out mean?
A: "Do it as much as you want."

"Can I use your computer?"
"Yes. Knock yourself out."
Q: What does knocked up mean?
A: @dkj: a rough way of saying a woman is with child/pregnant
Q: What does "knock them on their asses" in 683 mean?
A: Literally it means to make them fall over backwards. Metaphorically it means to beat someone really badly (win by a large margin)
Q: What does "knocking" in 352 mean?
A: "Making fun of" or "criticizing"

Example sentences using "Knock"

Q: Please show me example sentences with knock yourself out.
A: “You’re going to end up knocking yourself out”
“You’ll knock yourself out if you’re not careful”

The “yourself” can be replaced by other pronouns such as “myself” or “himself”.
Q: Please show me example sentences with knock up .
A: -To "knock someone up"= To make someone pregnant. (Slang. Very casual and sometimes rude.)


"I went to her house and knocked her up last night."

-"Knocked up" = Pregnant. (This word is slang and sounds rude.)
It can also mean "drunk."


"That girl looks like she's knocked up, she has a big belly."

"That guy was so knocked up last night, he drank too many beers."

-To "knock someone up" (in the UK) = To wake up or call someone.


"I told my brother to knock me up tomorrow morning because I have work tomorrow."

Q: Please show me example sentences with knock over .
A: I knocked over a glass of water.

I knocked over a child when playing football, luckily he wasn't injured.
Q: Please show me example sentences with knock on wood.
A: I've never broken a bone before, knock-on-wood.

She still hasn't missed a shot! Knock-on-wood.
Q: Please show me example sentences with knock.
A: "Knock" can be used to talk about hitting a door before you enter a room or other situations like that

"He knocked on his boss' door."
"The mailman knocked on my door this morning."

It can also be used to mean physical hitting something. Usually we use "knocked down" or "knocked over."

"He knocked down the vase."
"She knocked over her cup of coffee."

"Knees are knocking" means your knees are shaking because you are nervous or scared.

"You could see her knees were knocking as she gave her speech."

Or it's used informally to mean lowering something.

"The store knocked down prices for its sale."
"The teacher knocked down the amount of homework today."

Another informal expression is "knock heads" which means to disagree or argue.

"I'm so tired of knocking heads with my coworkers."

Or to "knock it off" is informally saying to stop doing something annyoing.

"Her parents told her to knock it off because she was throwing a tantrum."

And when someone is being arrogant we say they need to be "knocked down a few pegs" meaning someone or something needs to make them more humble.

"She thought she was so perfect. I wish someone would knock her down a few pegs."

I hope that was helpful :)

Synonyms of "Knock" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between knock it off and cut it out ?
A: They have the same meaning! :)
Q: What is the difference between knock at the door. and knock on the door. ?
A: Very little difference. A knock at the door tells you where the knock is coming from, whereas a knock on the door focuses on the sound of the knock - but that's a very minor difference.
Q: What is the difference between knock something down and knock something over ?
A: If you knock something down it means it fell to the ground. If you knock something over that means it fell or spilled but it could have stayed on the same surface.
“He ran into the painting and knocked it down.” - this would mean it fell off the wall to the ground.
“She knocked over her glass of water.” - this means that the glass fell over and spilled but it might still be on the table or whatever it was sitting on.
Q: What is the difference between knock out and knock down ?
A: "Knock out" in this sense probably means they're unconscious
"Knock down" means they're down but can still get up (or continue fighting depends on context)

He took a blow to the head and was knocked out.
He was knocked down from the impact; fortunately, he got back up.
Q: What is the difference between knock out and knock off ?
A: Knock out can mean:
1. Hit someone on the head so hard they pass out
2. Remove someone from a competitive situation (France knocked out Italy in the football semi-final)
3. Either literally or metaphorically hit something outside a boundary (he knocked it out of the park)

Knock off can mean:
1. Hit something so that it falls from the thing it was originally on (He was knocked off his bike. The bottles were knocked off the wall)
2. A cheap imitation or counterfeit (His Rolex was a knock off from a market in Manila)
3. A colloquial term for finishing work. (I'm going to knock off early because the boss is away today)

Translations of "Knock"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? knock it off is いいかげんにしなさい???
A: はい、そうです。
Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? "the knock came again, gentle, tentative" what tentative means??
A: Tentative have multiple meanings
1. Not certain or fixed

In this sentence I'm pretty sure its the second
Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? knocked
A: The "k" is silent, so it is pronounced "nocked"
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? knocking
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? knock at the door
A: Hope this helps.

Other questions about "Knock"

Q: Can you use "knock it off", when people are having an argument?
A: "knock it off" it could be taken either as jokingly or people may get offended by it, because you are saying "knock it off" when the matter could be serious
Q: okay, knock it off! i will do it second thing tomorrow, right after i kick your ass. does this sound natural?
A: oh yea right ,미안해요

okay, knock it off! i will do it second thing tomorrow, right after kicking your ass.
Q: what is knock knock, who's there? A joke?
A: Yes it is
It works like this:
A: "Knock, knock"
B:" Who's there? "
A:" Ho-ho"
B:"Ho-ho who? "
A:" You know, your Santa impression could use a little work. "
There are quite a lot of those jokes, just Google search" knock knock jokes "
Q: What do "knock the axle all the way back" and "buff right out" mean in the following conversation?

Danny Womack (Owner, Outlaw Motor Speedway): We're going to take this car, we're going to send it into the wall and see what we can tear up.

DAVID POGUE: Danny locks the steering wheel in place and opens the throttle. Now it's up to me to do the honors. In the name of science! We installed a small camera where the driver would normally be.

Danny Womack: Ha ha. That was great.

DAVID POGUE: The impact was far more intense than anything we experienced during the race. Mark, talk us through what's going on here.

Mark Eberhart: What we can see here is that we've exhausted a lot of the energy and just crumpling this thing up. I think we knocked the axle all the way back. Tell me, is that the case, Danny?

Danny Womack: It looks like it.

Mark Eberhart: It knocked it all the way back into the firewall.

Danny Womack: That deal'll buff right out.

DAVID POGUE: Would you have lived, Danny?

Danny Womack: I would have had a heart attack somewhere between there and here. I don't know.
A: It means that after they crashed the car, the axle (probably the front one) was knocked all the way to the back of the car. "Buff right out" usually means that you can buff (which is like shining or sanding something) to remove a scratch or mark on a car.
Q: What does "knock out" in 186 mean?
A: "Remove". He means she'll shave his sideburns for free.

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