knock against

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v knock against collide violently with an obstacle "I ran into the telephone pole"
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Usage

In literature:

To be sure, the first bang of the ice-floes against the prow of these rickety boats knocked them into kindling-wood.
"Vikings of the Pacific" by Agnes C. Laut
These he uses when attacked by enemies to shield himself against bites and knocks.
"The Human Side of Animals" by Royal Dixon
His eyes glared like two globes of green fire, and he began to knock against the furniture.
"The Blue Pavilions" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Poor Jamie knocked his pipe against the doorstep and sighed.
"Pirate Gold" by Frederic Jesup Stimson
If he can get you to throw your vote against me he can knock me out of my control.
"Rimrock Jones" by Dane Coolidge
The weapon crunched against his shoulder and slammed over the back of his neck, almost knocking him out.
"Police Your Planet" by Lester del Rey
Then for the first time they understood that they had knocked their foolish heads against adamant.
"My New Curate" by P.A. Sheehan
I knew it, though my heart was knocking against my sides for love of you.
"The Best Short Stories of 1915" by Various
The flakes dashed against the pane as though knocking for admission.
"The Moving Picture Girls Snowbound" by Laura Lee Hope
They leaped forward and brought the sleigh against the wall with a knock that rolled me out.
"Lords of the North" by A. C. Laut
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In poetry:

Lest I should knock against the bars, and, bleeding,
Cry to him, faithless–"Come!"
The while he passes by, my grief unheeding,
I pray thee strike me dumb.
"After" by Anna Johnston MacManus
One hand against her mouth she pressed,
But could not staunch its cry,
The other knocked upon her breast
Impotently . . . while I
Glared rigid, labouring, possessed
And dared not ask her why.
"The Flower Of Flame" by Robert Nichols

In news:

Reminiscent of a knock-down, drag-out heavyweight match, Algonquin scored the technical knockout on Westfield, 4-3, to advance to the Division I state championship Saturday against Eastern Mass.
In retaliation against the shutdown of Megaupload, 'hacktivists' Anonymous knocked the DOJ website offline.
Cub boys knock off Carroll, fall short against Winterset, Boone.
Cornersville's Brooke Holt knocks down a three-pointer in the second quarter against Fayetteville.
When Anthony Morrow knocked down all five of his free throw s against Cleveland Sunday night, he temporarily jumped in front of Jamal Crawford for title of NBA's best foul shooter.
Lexey Swall/Staff Florida Everblades goalie John Muse gets his feet knocked out from under him during game three of the Kelly Cup Finals against the Las Vegas Wranglers on Friday, May 18, 2012 at Germain Arena.
Martin was held scoreless against Stephen F Austin after having a tooth knocked out early in the first half.
Getty Jim Thome knocks in the winning run in the 12th inning of a game against the Boston Red Sox for a 9-6 win at Fenway Park.
Laila Ali's Knock Out Punch Against Kidney Disease .
SAN FRANCISCO — Alex Smith has been knocked out of the San Francisco 49ers' game against the St Louis Rams with a concussion.
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick was knocked out of the game against Dallas with a concussion after he was drilled on a hit early in the second quarter.
OK, maybe a little knock on the Bucs - but the Nick Foles Development Thermometer will get a true high-temperature test Thursday against a big-boy NFL defense.
Lyons 's Ja'Teria Wells (3) knocks one over the net in their regional game against Ellicottville.
Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo was ejected in the second quarter of Wednesday night's game against Brooklyn when he shoved Kris Humphries after the Nets forward knocked Kevin Garnett to the ground with a hard foul.
Morgan High School's varsity baseball team, led by Head Coach Jeff Toller, continued its impressive run against non-3A opponents by knocking out Division 5A foe, Northridge by a score of 7-0 on March 13th.
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