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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theyknock up
he/she/itknocks up
present participleknocking up
past tenseknocked up
past participleknocked up

Related meanings

  1. 1
    British informal same as knock together

    It doesn't take long to knock up some pasta.

  2. 2
    British informal to wake or call someone by knocking on their door
    Synonyms and related words for this sense of knock up
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