knocking knocking  /ˈnɑ kɪŋ/


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


  1. Knocking down doors was replaced by knocking on doors.
  2. Instead, the boy with highlighted hair and a self-professed disdain for coach-mandated curfews went knocking on the doors of sports schools himself.
  3. They brought out hammers and chisels and whacked away at the hated symbol of imprisonment, knocking loose chunks of concrete and waving them triumphantly before television cameras.


  1. 2013 NBA Finals, Heat vs. Spurs Game 5: San Antonio uses big second-half run to grab 114-104 victory and 3-2 series lead

    The San Antonio Spurs are just one win away from knocking off the defending champion Miami Heat thanks to a 114-104 victory in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. The Spurs used a 21-2 second-half run to seize control of the game and the series.
    on June 17, 2013     Source:

  2. Comcast: Temporary equipment failure prevented Hawks fans from watching game in HD

    Equipment failure was blamed for temporarily knocking out the signal to the Chicago Blackhawks-Boston Bruins Stanley Cup finals game Saturday night, preventing Comcast viewers from watching the game in high definition. Comcast’s Customer Care center lit up with calls from frantic fans, but the cable company declined Sunday to say how many customers called to complain. For 25 minutes, customers ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Chicago Sun-Times

  3. Opportunity's Knocking And Marketers Are Not Answering

    "Someone's knocking at the door, somebody's ringing the bell, someone's knocking at the door, somebody's ringing the bell, do me a favor, open the door and let 'em in."
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Forbes


  1. Doing so, O'Brien wrote, would "seriously damage what I consider to be the greatest franchise in the history of broadcasting. 'The Tonight Show' at 12:05 simply isn't 'The Tonight Show.' Also, if I accept this move I will be knocking the 'Late...
    on Jan 13, 2010 By: Conan O Brien Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

  2. According to a declaration, Ms Campbell said that "she had been awakened in the night by knocking at her door. She opened the door to find two or three men, she does not recall how many, who presented her with a large diamond which they said was...
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: Naomi Campbell Source: Radio Netherlands

  3. "We heard a commotion at the door, knocking at it, trying to get in," said project manager Liony Batista.
    on Jan 15, 2010 By: Batista Source: Toronto Sun

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