English dictionary definition of:



  • the act of hitting vigorously
  • negative criticism
  • a bad experience
  • the sound of knocking (as on a door or in an engine or bearing)
  • a vigorous blow


  • find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws
  • deliver a sharp blow or push :
  • knock against with force or violence
  • rap with the knuckles
  • sound like a car engine that is firing too early
  • make light, repeated taps on a surface


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Spellzone course content

View spelling list Silent k words and learn about the word knock in the Spellzone English spelling course, Unit 22. Words with silent letters e.g. wrap, comb, sign, knight.

Scrabble score for knock

Scrabble score = 15

generated at 14:35:54 on 18-11-19

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