- knockouts1) N-COUNT: also by N In boxing, a knockout is a situation in which a boxer wins the fight by making his opponent fall to the ground and be unable to stand up before the referee has counted to ten.2) ADJ: ADJ n A knockout blow is an action or event that completely defeats an opponent.
He delivered a knockout blow to all of his rivals.3) ADJ: ADJ n A knockout competition is one in which the players or teams that win continue playing until there is only one winner left. [mainly BRIT](in AM, use elimination)
...the European Cup, a knockout competition between the top teams in Europe.4) N-SING: a N (approval) If you describe someone or something as a knockout, you think that they are extremely attractive or impressive. [INFORMAL]
She was a knockout in navy and scarlet...
The first story is a knockout.
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knockout — knockout→k.o … Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme
knockout — knock‧out [ˈnɒk aʊt ǁ ˈnɑːk ] noun [countable] an arrangement in which people who are trying to buy the same thing agree not to compete against each other on the price: • It appears to be doubtful whether a knockout was arranged. • a knockout… … Financial and business terms
knockout — knock out , knock out knock out , n. Act of knocking out, or state of being knocked out; the act of rendering a person unconscious by a blow. [WordNet sense 1] [Webster 1913 Suppl. + WordNet 1.5] 2. a blow which causes a person to become… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
knockout — [näk′out΄] adj. that knocks out: said of a blow, etc. n. 1. a knocking out or being knocked out 2. a) a blow that knocks out b) Boxing a victory won when the opponent is knocked out: cf. TECHNICAL KNOCKOUT ☆ 3. Slang a very attractive or striking … English World dictionary
Knockout — Knockout. См. Выпрессовка. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) … Словарь металлургических терминов
knockout — Adj k. o … Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache
knockout — (n.) also knock out, in fighting, 1887, from verbal phrase knock out to stun by a blow for a 10 count in boxing, short for to knock out of time; see KNOCK (Cf. knock) (v.) + OUT (Cf. out). Slang meaning attractive person is from 1892. To knock… … Etymology dictionary
knockout — ► NOUN 1) an act of knocking someone out. 2) Brit. a tournament in which the loser in each round is eliminated. 3) informal an extremely attractive or impressive person or thing … English terms dictionary
Knockout — KO and K.O. redirect here. For other uses, see Ko (disambiguation). For other uses of knockout , see Knockout (disambiguation). A knockout can be characterized by temporary unconsciousness. A knockout (also referred to as a K.O.) is a fight… … Wikipedia
knockout — knock|out1 [ˈnɔk aut US ˈna:k ] n 1.) when a ↑boxer hits his opponent so hard that he falls down and cannot get up again ▪ The fight ended in a knockout. 2.) informal someone or something that is very attractive or successful ▪ Her dress was a… … Dictionary of contemporary English