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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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A resident of Syed Mohallah said that windowpanes of his house were shattered by the troops and they kept knocking down everything which came in their way inside my house.
A GIRL of four died after a breeze-block wall her dad was knocking down fell on top of her.
The offenders got into the shop, which is in a row of other shops on Pottersway, through a rear entrance by knocking down a brick wall.
Contractors have started knocking down the derelict Prince Albert pub, off Moor Street and Bromford Lane, West Bromwich Scaffolding has gone up on the front of the former boozer, which dates back to the 1800s, for initial demolition work to take place.
This actually involves knocking down the existing Library building, (and making good the site), knocking down Chamberlain House (and rebuilding it elsewhere), and knocking down The Birmingham Conservatoire (ditto).
WHITEFRIARS Housing Group is being criticised for getting others to foot the bill for knocking down its derelict homes in Coventry.
In all, about 60 firefighters from 10 engine companies, two truck companies and a camp crew fought the flames in 100-plus temperatures, knocking down the fire in about an hour.