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knocking

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Noun knocking has 1 sense
  1. knock, knocking - the sound of knocking (as on a door or in an engine or bearing); "the knocking grew louder"
    --1 is a kind of sound
    Derived forms: verb knock5, verb knock2
Verb knock has 6 senses
  1. knock, strike hard - deliver a sharp blow or push :"He knocked the glass clear across the room"
    --1 is one way to strike
    Derived forms: noun knock5, noun knock3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  2. knock - rap with the knuckles; "knock on the door"
    --2 is one way to
    rap, knap
    Derived forms: noun knock1, noun knocker2, noun knocking1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s PP
  3. bump, knock - knock against with force or violence; "My car bumped into the tree"
    --3 is one way to hit, strike, impinge on, run into, collide with
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Somebody ----s PP
  4. tap, rap, knock, pink - make light, repeated taps on a surface; "he was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently"
    --4 is one way to sound, go
    Derived form: noun knock1
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
  5. pink, ping, knock - sound like a car engine that is firing too early; "the car pinged when I put in low-octane gasoline"; "The car pinked when the ignition was too far retarded"
    --5 is one way to sound, go
    Derived forms: noun knock1, noun knocking1
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  6. knock, criticize, criticise, pick apart - find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws; "The paper criticized the new movie"; "Don't knock the food--it's free"
    --6 is one way to comment, notice, remark, point out
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
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