knock up

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To become exhausted or worn out; to fail of strength; to become wearied, as with labor; to give out

the horses were beginning to knock up under the fatigue of such severe service….

To gently hit the ball back and forth before a tennis match, as practice or warm-up, and to gauge the state of the playing surface, lighting, etc. See knock-up

Official Knock up: if the players knock up together a maximum of five minutes shall be permitted; if they knock up separately each player shall be permitted to knock up for a maximum of five minutes.

To exhaust; wear out; weary; beat; tire out; to fatigue until unable to do more

The day being exceedingly hot, the want of food had knocked up my followers….

To awaken (someone) as by knocking at the door; rouse; call; summon; also, to go door-to-door on election day to persuade a candidate's supporters to go to the polling station and vote. See also knocker up

I didn't knock you up when I came in,’ Peregrine said. ‘There seemed no point. It was getting light. I just thought I’d leave the note to wake me at seven. And oddly enough I did sleep. Heavily.’.

To impregnate, especially out of wedlock. See knocked up

I guess his summer plans are shot now that he knocked his girlfriend up.

To put together, fabricate, or assemble, particularly if done hastily or temporarily. See also knock together

I'll just knock up a quick demo for the sales presentation.

make pregnant; "He impregnated his wife again"
(Slang) arouse, awaken; build or cook something quickly; exhaust; drain; make a woman pregnant (Vulgar Slang)
A short practise session before a tennis match
the time before a tennis match officially starts when the players hit the ball to each other for practice warm-up
knock up

    Türkische aussprache

    näk ʌp


    /ˈnäk ˈəp/ /ˈnɑːk ˈʌp/


    [ 'näk ] (verb.) before 12th century. Middle English knoken, from Old English cnocian; akin to Middle High German knochen to press.

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