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knock, knocked, knocking, knocks.verbs
transitive verb use.to strike with a hard.blow; to cause to collide (he knocked his head on a low beam); to produce by hitting or striking (knocked a hole in the wall); to find fault with; criticize (don't knock the food; it's free)
intransitive verb use.if you knock on something such as a door or window, you hit it, usually several times, to attract someone's attention; if you knock something, you touch or hit it roughly, especially so that it falls or moves (she accidentally knocked the tea tin off the shelf); to strike a sharp, audible blow or series of blows, as on a door to let someone inside hear that you are there); to collide with something (knocked into the table); to make a pounding or clanking noise (the car engine is knocking);
rough unsparing treatment as in use or in life, often used in the phrase school of hard knocks
knock.noun,.plural.knocks
an instance of striking or colliding; a blow (the bags have tough exterior materials to protect against knocks, rain and dust); the sound of a sharp.tap on a hard.surface; a rap; a pounding or clanking noise made by an engine, often as a result of faulty fuel combustion, also called ping
hard knocks.noun.plural.
adversity or hardships; a state of misfortune or affliction (many good poor people are struggling with not having enough money, thus having lives of hardship)
knock your socks off.idiom
amaze or impress someone
knock for a loop.idiom
to surprise tremendously; astonish
knock off.noun,.plural.knock offs
manufactured items that are imitations to be sold at hugely reduced prices from the originals (she got a name brand purse at such a discount she figured it was a knock off)
knock off.phrasal verb
to take a break or rest from; stop (knocked off work at noon); to cease work (it's after five; let's knock off); to complete, accomplish or dispose of hastily or easily; finish (that author knocks off a book a year)
knock down.phrasal verb
to bring to the ground with a blow; topple (the old decrepit building was finally knocked down); to disassemble into parts, as for storage or shipping; to reduce, as in price (knocked all the radios down 20 percent)

kamikaze.noun,.plural.kamikazes
a Japanese pilot trained in World War II to make a suicidal crash attack, especially upon a ship; an airplane loaded with explosives to be piloted in a suicide attack; an extremely reckless person who seems to court death
kamikaze.adjective
of.or.relating.to a suicidal air attack (a kamikaze mission); so reckless in behavior or actions as to be suicidal (kamikaze hot rodders)

kiln.noun,.plural.kilns
any of various.ovens for hardening, burning or drying substances such as grain, meal or clay, especially a brick-lined oven used to bake or fire ceramics
kiln, kilned, kilning, kilns.transitive verbs
to process in one of these ovens

keg.noun,.plural.kegs
a small cask or barrel with a capacity of about 30 gallons (114 liters); such a container and its contents; a unit of weight used for nails, equal to 100 pounds (45.5 kilograms)
keg, kegged, kegging, kegs.transitive verbs
to put or store in a small cask or barrel

keep.noun,.plural.keeps
care; the stronghold of a castle (she put them in the keep; when I sleep God is my keep); charge (the child is in my keep for the day); if someone keeps or is kept in a particular state, they remain in it (for several years I kept in touch with her); keep is used to indicate that someone continues to do something; if you keep something, you continue to have it in your possession and do not throw it away, give it away or sell it; if you keep something in a particular place, you always have it or store it in that place so that you can use it whenever you need it; the means by which one is supported (earns his keep by helping around the yard and with various.chores)
kept.verb
past tense.and.past participle.of keep
keep, kept, keeping, keeps.verbs
transitive verb use.to retain possession of (kept the change; must keep your equanimity); to have as a supply (keep a cord of wood in the shed); to put customarily; store (where do you keep your saw?); to supply with room and board for a charge (keep boarders); to raise (keep chickens); to maintain for use or service (a city dweller who didn't keep a car); to manage, tend or have charge of (can you keep the shop while I'm away?); to preserve food (how long will canned preserves keep?; to cause to continue in a state, condition or course of action (she kept herself calm; keep late hours) to maintain.records in (keep a yearly diary); to enter data in a book (keep financial records); to detain (was kept after school); to restrain (kept the child away from the hot stove; kept the crowd back with barriers); to prevent or deter (tried to keep the ice from melting); to refrain from divulging (keep a secret); to save; reserve (keep extra money for emergencies); to adhere to; fulfil (keep one's word; kept a busy schedule); to celebrate; observe (keeping Christmans at home this year)
intransitive verb use.to remain in a state or condition; stay (keep in line; keep quiet; kept well); to continue to do (kept on talking; keep guessing); to remain fresh or unspoiled (the dessert won't keep)
keep at.phrasal verb
to persevere in work or an action
keep down.phrasal verb
to prevent from growing, accomplishing or succeeding (kept down their prices)
keep off.phrasal verb
to stay away from
keep up.phrasal verb
to maintain in good condition (kept up the back yard nicely); to persevere in; carry on (keep up the good work on the landscaping)
for keeps.idiom
for an indefinitely long period (this vehicle should last us for keeps now); seriously and permanently:
keep an eye out.idiom
to be watchful
keep company.idiom
a couple who kept company with a dog and cat all their lives
keep your chin up.idiom
advice to another to be stalwart, courageous or optimistic in the face of difficulty
keep your eyes open.or.keep your eyes peeled
to be on the lookout for
keep your nose clean.idiom
stay out of trouble
keep pace.idiom
to stay even with others (the older dog couldn't keep pace with the new puppy on our walk in the park)
keep you company.idiom
to accompany or remain with (I ran up to you to keep you company on your walk)
keep time.idiom
to indicate the correct time (she was tapping her foot in keeping time with the music's tempo or rhythm
keeps to himself.idiom
mostly.avoids.being around others; he kept to himself all morning meditating; to refrain from divulging (he kept the news to himself)

knot.noun,.plural.knots
if you tie a knot in a piece of string, rope, cloth or other material, you pass one end or part of it through a loop and pull it tight (one shoelace had broken and been tied in a knot); a knot in a piece of wood is a small hard area where a branch grew; a knot is also a unit of speed used of ships, aircraft and winds (one nautical mile per hour is approximately 1.15 miles or 1.85 kilometers per hour); a compact intersection of interlaced material, such as cord, ribbon or rope; a fastening made by tying together lengths of material, such as rope, in a prescribed way (the overhand knot is the simplest.type of knot and is used to make a knob in a rope, string or cord for tying packages, to keep rope ends from fraying and as a first step in making more.complex knots, such as a decorative.bow of ribbon, fabric or braid; a unifying.bond, especially an agreement bond between a couple loving each other who want a stable relationship for children to grow up in (after dating for 10 months they decided to tie the knot); a feeling of tightness (emotions got the best of me before writing the exam and I felt a knot of in my stomach); a hard place or lump, especially on a tree, at a point from which a stem or branch grows; the round, often darker cross section of such a lump as it appears on a piece of cut lumber, also called node
knot, knotted, knotting, knots.verbs
transitive verb use.to tie in or fasten with a knot or knots; to snarl or entangle (she came in the room, her hair all knotted from the wind); to cause to form a knot or knots
intransitive verb use.to form a knot or knots; to become snarled or entangled; if your stomach knots or if something knots it, it feels tight because you are afraid or excited; if you say that two people tie the knot, you mean that they get married (after dating for awhile they tied the knot)

kingdom.noun,.plural.kingdoms
the eternal.spiritual.sovereignty of God or Christ; the kingdom of God; a political or territorial.unit.ruled by a sovereign; the realm of this sovereignty; a realm or sphere in which one thing is dominant (the kingdom of the imagination); one of the three main.divisions (animal, vegetable and mineral) into which natural.organisms and objects are classified
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