knock out

Primary Meanings of knock out

1.
v
eliminate
2.
v
overwhelm with admiration
3.
v
empty (as of tobacco) by knocking out
Full Definitions of knock out
1

v eliminate

knock out a target”
Type of:
do away with, eliminate, extinguish, get rid of
terminate, end, or take out

v knock unconscious or senseless

“the boxing champion knocked out his opponent in a few seconds”
Synonyms:
kayo, knock cold
Type of:
beat, beat up, work over
give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression

v destroy or break forcefully

“The windows were knocked out
Type of:
remove, take, take away, withdraw
remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
2

v overwhelm with admiration

“All the guys were knocked out by her charm”
Type of:
overcome, overpower, overtake, overwhelm, sweep over, whelm
overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli
3

v empty (as of tobacco) by knocking out

knocked out a pipe”
Type of:
empty
make void or empty of contents

Sign up, it's free!

Whether you're a student, an educator, or a lifelong learner, Vocabulary.com can put you on the path to systematic vocabulary improvement.