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

Related words

  1. 1
    British informal same as knock1

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

  2. 2
    British informal to wake or call someone by knocking on their door
See also main entry: knock

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the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives

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