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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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However, that plane is tilted by about six degrees from the Sun's equator, suggesting that either the Sun has been knocked sideways or the planets have been pulled from their original alignment.
Dynamo in action E prepared to be knocked sideways when Dynamo takes to the stage in Newcastle for his five magic shows.
He is then knocked sideways by a devastating revelation and turns to the only person who can help him - Scottie.
Just as his pursuit for the truth hits a low, he's knocked sideways by a devastating revelation.
He will have had his dignity and confidence knocked sideways no doubt, but will learn from it all and as his Everton successor, Roberto Martinez, so supportively says, will be back in the game before very long.
I found myself boxed-in and was knocked sideways, exiting the corner all the way down at the wrong end of the top 20.
I had no idea of the show's long background in the Fringe and radio, so came to it fresh and was knocked sideways by Delaney's amazing performance.
The character never seems to be without a smile, but even he's knocked sideways when Henri informs him that Agnes, who is still feeling humiliated by her father's behaviour at the shop, has handed in her notice.
In an interview in 2009 she said she contemplated giving up theatre after being "knocked sideways" by chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
A plan built on expectations of expensive and scarce electricity will be knocked sideways by a price dip.
"I can be knocked sideways by new dishes, but I am old-fashioned."
"He was knocked sideways when he was chatting to Alex on TV last week.

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