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Definition of "knocks" []

  • 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)
  • Plural form of knock. (noun)

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  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of knock. (verb)

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Use "knocks" in a sentence
  • "(_Two knocks are heard outside the door down_ L. _After five seconds two further knocks_."
  • "The Benedictine sisters even assert that they are warned of their approaching dissolution by some nocturnal noise, which they call the knocks of St. Benedict."
  • "The rain knocks the small blossoms from the trees and the tree will only produce nectar when the sun is shining."