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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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"Johnny Sexton knows what he's going to get when he comes here but he was pretty knocked around at the end of the game.
The three-year-old finished off a one-mile maiden very well but without being knocked around. She will be very hard to beat on her next start.
In the same race Durham City's Dan Garbutt finished fifth in 14:10.42, while Tynesidebased Carl Smith (Leeds City) recorded 14:18.15 for eighth place which knocked around 33 seconds off his previous best for the distance.
"I'm a Cardiff fan and I knocked around with Swansea fans, Wrexham fans, whoever - to me it's irrelevant.
Matt was a little frustrated and shoved his bat in the corner and it knocked around, bounced off one or two other bats, and then hit the pane of glass.
He was a little frustrated and shoved his bat in the corner and it knocked around and bounced off one or two other bats and hit the pane of glass," he said.
One of my fellow speakers is spring-heeled Jack McConnell, former First Minister, whom I have regularly knocked around the ring in my newspaper columns but who 1) never read them, or 2) is a big enough man to take it.