Definition of "knock-knock" []

  • To give a blow or push to; strike (verb)
  • To rap sharply with the knuckles, a hard object, etc, esp to capture attention (verb)
  • To make or force by striking (verb)
  • To collide (with) (verb)
  • To bring into a certain condition by hitting or pushing (verb)
  • To criticize adversely; belittle (verb)
  • (of an internal-combustion engine) to emit a characteristic metallic noise as a result of faulty combustion (verb)
  • (of a bearing, esp one in an engine) to emit a regular characteristic sound as a result of wear (verb)
  • To have sexual intercourse with (a person) (verb)
  • A blow, push, or rap (noun)
  • The sound so caused (noun)
  • The sound of knocking in an engine or bearing (noun)
  • A misfortune, rebuff, or setback (noun)
  • Unfavourable criticism (noun)
  • (in cricket) an innings or a spell of batting (noun)
  • Attributive form of knock knock (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "knock-knock" in a sentence
  • "Only his work and an anthology of knock-knock jokes had kept him from slipping into la-la land."
  • "Throw in a few clips that wouldn't make the cut on America's Funniest Home Videos and lame montages of kids telling knock-knock jokes Justin who?"
  • "He slammed the door and turned around - as he did so … ‘knock-knock’ on the window again …"