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knock

(nok),
1. Colloquialism for a blow, especially a blow to the head.
2. A sound simulating that of a blow or rap.
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The end of the temporary cut - taking the tax from 15% to 17.5% - could knock around 0.7% off consumer spending, said the Centre for Economics and Business Research.
The Home Heat Helpline said families could knock around pounds 150 a year off their heating bills by insulating their lofts, while they could cut them by a further pounds 115 a year if they had cavity wall insulation.
It will knock around pounds 16 a month off the typical pounds 100,000 mortgage, while those who have borrowed more heavily with a loan of around pounds 250,000 will see a pounds 40 drop in their monthly repayments.
Today's quarter point reduction to 5.5% could knock around pounds 16 a month off the cost of a typical pounds 100,000 mortgage.
Smith, a nurse in Bryn Mawr, Pa., you could have weak pelvic floor muscles supporting the bladder, causing it to knock around when you run.