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knock out (overwhelm)


to overwhelm with admiration


emotion verb (feeling)

Past tense:

knocked out

Present participle:

knocking out

3rd-person singular present:

knocks out

Type of:

overwhelm » arouse » make

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage example:

All the guys were knocked out by her charm

All senses of knock out...

Definition references  (+images)


Knockout | K.O.

a fight-ending, winning criterion in several full-contact combat sports, such as boxing, kickboxing, Muay Thai, mixed martial arts, Karate and other sports involving striking. A full knockout is considered any legal strike or combination thereof that ... (36 of 1614 words, 3 images)


Random House Dictionary:

knock | have it knocked [sense-specific] | knock around or about [sense-specific] | knock back [sense-specific] | knock down [sense-specific] | knock off [sense-specific] | knock out [sense-specific] | knock out of the box [sense-specific] | knock over [sense-specific] | ...

to strike a sounding blow with the fist, knuckles, or anything hard, ... | to strike in collision; bump. | to make a pounding noise. | [informal] to ... (25 of 783 words, 29 definitions, 26 usage examples, pronunciation)


American Heritage Dictionary:

knock | knocked [past tense] | knocking [present participle] | knocks [3rd-person singular present] | knock back | knock down | knock off | knock out | knock together | ...

To strike with a hard blow. | To affect in a specified way by striking hard | To cause to collide | To produce by hitting or striking | To instill ... (27 of 453 words, 22 definitions, 20 usage examples, pronunciation)


Macmillan British Dictionary:

knock out [transitive] | knocked out [past tense] | knocking out [present participle] | knocks out [3rd-person singular present]

to make someone unconscious | to make someone leave a competition by defeating them | to destroy something, or to stop it working | [informal] to ... (23 of 178 words, 8 definitions, 6 usage examples)



knock out | kayo [verb, knock out] | kayoed [verb, knock out, past tense] | kayoing [verb, knock out, present participle] | eliminate [synonym, sense-specific] | exhaust [synonym, sense-specific] | break [synonym, sense-specific] | burn out [synonym, sense-specific] | bust [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

to produce roughly or hastily | to defeat (a boxing opponent) by a knockout ; to make unconscious ; to make inoperative or useless ; to get rid of; ... (28 of 165 words, 4 definitions, 5 usage examples)

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knock out

[transitive] To strike or bump (someone or something) out. | [transitive, idiomatic] To render unconscious, as by a blow to the head. | [transitive, idiomatic] To put to sleep. | [transitive, idiomatic] To exhaust. | [transitive, idiomatic] To... (34 of 71 words, 7 definitions, 7 usage examples)

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Columbia Encyclopedia:

transmission | clutch

in automobiles, system of parts connecting the engine to the wheels. Suitable torque, or turning force, is generated by the engine only within a ... (24 of 673 words)


Britannica Encyclopedia:

clutch [machine component]

device for quickly and easily connecting or disconnecting a pair of rotatable coaxial shafts. Clutches are usually placed between the driving motor ... (22 of 222 words)


Collins Dictionary:

whelm | overwhelm [sense-specific]

to engulf entirely with or as if with water | another word for "overwhelm" (13 of 206 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)


Oxford Dictionary:


[archaic] : | engulf, submerge, or bury | well up or flow | an act or instance of flowing or heaping up abundantly; a surge (22 of 72 words, 4 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)


Cambridge Dictionary:


to defeat someone by having greater strength or power | If a smell or feeling overpowers you, it's so strong that it makes you feel weak or ill (27 of 53 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)


New World Dictionary:


to submerge, cover, or engulf | to overpower or crush; overwhelm (10 of 31 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)


Encarta Dictionary:

knock out

in boxing, to knock an opponent down for a count of ten, thus winning the match | to cause somebody to lose consciousness by striking him or her | to ... (28 of 173 words, 9 definitions)

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