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Adjective: knockout  'nók,awt
  1. Very strong or vigorous
    "a knockout punch";
    - hard, severe
Noun: knockout  'nók,awt
  1. A very attractive or seductive looking woman
    - smasher, stunner, beauty, ravisher, sweetheart, peach, lulu, looker, mantrap, dish, patootie [US], babe, fox, hottie, honey
     
  2. A blow that renders the opponent unconscious
    - KO, kayo
     
  3. An outstanding example of its kind
    "his roses were knockouts";
    - beauty, beaut, cracker [Brit], blinder [Brit], killer, lulu
Verb: knock out  nók awt
  1. Eliminate
    "knock out a target"
     
  2. Knock unconscious or senseless
    "the boxing champion knocked out his opponent in a few seconds";
    - knock cold, kayo
     
  3. Destroy or break forcefully
    "The windows were knocked out"
     
  4. Overwhelm with admiration
    "All the guys were knocked out by her charm"
     
  5. Empty (as of tobacco) by knocking out
    "knocked out a pipe"
Noun: knock out  nók awt
Usage: Brit
  1. A contest of several rounds in which the loser in each round is eliminated

Derived forms: knockouts, knocked out, knocking out, knocks out

See also: knock, strong

Type of: adult female, beat, beat up, blow, do away with, eliminate, empty, example, exemplar, extinguish, get rid of, good example, model, overcome, overpower, overtake, overwhelm, remove, sweep over, take, take away, whelm [archaic], withdraw, woman, work over

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