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noun [countable] knock pronunciation in American English /nɑk/
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  1. 1
    the sound of someone knocking on a door
    knock on/at: There was a loud knock at the door.
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  2. 2
    an injury or damage caused by being knocked
    a nasty knock on the head
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    1. a.
      an instance of knocking someone or something
      The watch is built to withstand the occasional knock.
  3. 3
    something bad or unpleasant that happens to someone
    hard knocks: Life is full of hard knocks.

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