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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyknock out
he/she/itknocks out
present participleknocking out
past tenseknocked out
past participleknocked out
  1. 3
    to destroy something, or to stop it working

    The earthquake knocked out power supplies in many parts of the city.

  2. 6
    informal to produce something quickly or carelessly

    They’ve been knocking out candles at their factory since 1831.

  3. 7
    knock something out of someone to make someone lose a quality

    All the enthusiasm had been knocked out of him.

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a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …

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