Textual thesaurus for "knock"

(noun) belt, whack, whang, rap

the act of hitting vigorously

he gave the table a whack

(noun) roast

negative criticism

(noun) knocking

the sound of knocking (as on a door or in an engine or bearing)

the knocking grew louder

(noun) bang, bash, belt, smash

a vigorous blow

the sudden knock floored him; he took a bash right in his face; he got a bang on the head

(verb) criticise, criticize, pick apart

find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws

The paper criticized the new movie; Don't knock the food--it's free

(verb) strike hard

deliver a sharp blow or push :"He knocked the glass clear across the room"

(verb) bump

knock against with force or violence

My car bumped into the tree

(verb) ping, pink

sound like a car engine that is firing too early

the car pinged when I put in low-octane gasoline; The car pinked when the ignition was too far retarded

(verb) pink, rap, tap

make light, repeated taps on a surface

he was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently