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knock out (1)

Meaning: If you are knocked out, you are hit so hard that you lose consciousness.

For example:

  • knock out sb Muhammad Ali knocked out George Foreman in the eighth round and won the fight.

  • knock sb out He slipped over in the bathroom and knocked himself out.

Note: The abbreviation "KO" is sometimes used, and pronounced "kay-oh".

Quick Quiz:

In which sport are competitors most likely to be knocked out?
  1. golf
  2. tennis
  3. boxing

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