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knockout

In the sport of boxing, a knockout is a blow that sends one of the boxers to the mat, unable to continue fighting. If you are down and can't rise before the ref counts to ten, consider it a knockout.

In full-contact fighting sports, including boxing, karate, and kickboxing, the ultimate goal is a match-winning knockout of the opponent. Not all boxing matches end this way, but a knockout is the most exciting (and dangerous) way for a match to end. This word is also used to mean "gorgeous person," so if someone tells you you're a knockout, you can be sure they mean it as a compliment.

Definitions of knockout
  1. noun
    a blow that renders the opponent unconscious
    synonyms: KO, kayo
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    types:
    TKO, technical knockout
    a knockout declared by the referee who judges one boxer unable to continue
    type of:
    blow, buffet
    a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon
  2. adjective
    very strong or vigorous
    “a knockout punch”
    synonyms: hard, severe
    strong
    having strength or power greater than average or expected
  3. noun
    a very attractive woman
    synonyms: beauty, dish, looker, lulu, mantrap, peach, ravisher, smasher, stunner, sweetheart
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    type of:
    adult female, woman
    an adult female person (as opposed to a man)
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