Word of the Day
Apps by Dictionary
A lot vs. Alot: 9 Grammatical Pitfalls
resulting inevitably but indirectly from another event or circumstance:
the works closed with the direct loss of 3000 jobs and many more from the knock-on effect on the area
) the infringement of playing the ball forward with the hand or arm
) to play (the ball) forward with the hand or arm
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Discover our greatest slideshows
9 Words to Help You Navigate the...
7 Chinese Loanwords to Expand Your...
Poodle, Basset & Beagle: 10 Dog...
A Look at 8 Expressions with Heart
Browse more topics on our blog
What Is the Difference Between Discreet and Discrete?
Learn the correct uses of these two commonly confused homophones.
What Character Was Removed from the Alphabet?
What mistaken pronunciation gave this character its name?
This small mark has two primary uses: to signify possession or omitted letters.
How Do I Get a Word into the Dictionary?
People invent new words all the time, but which ones actually make it?
Word of the Day
Word Value for
Words With Friends
(...) restore, I from the roots of the dark thorn am hither, And knock on the door.'
Walter De La Mare
(...) Sure, the 1950s ideal world would be wonderful. But knock on the nation's doors: Ozzie and...
Nearby words for knock on
knock down with a feather
knock for a loop
knock heads together
knock into a cocked hat
knock into the middle of next week
knock it off
knock off a piece
knock off one's pins
knock on wood
knock oneself out
knock over with a feather
knock someone cold
knock someone dead
knock someone out
knock someone up
knock someone's block off
knock someone's eyes out
knock someone's lights out
knock someone's socks off
knock something down
knock something into a cocked hat
knock something out
knock the bottom out of
knock the habit
knock the living daylights out of
knock the props from under
knock the socks off
knock the spots off someone
knock the tar out of
knock them in the aisles