knock sth on the head

knock sth on the head
knock sth on the head UK INFORMAL
to prevent something from happening, or to finally finish something: »

The company knocked housing market concerns on the head with a 32% rise in full-year profits.

Main Entry: knock

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • knock — knock1 W3S1 [nɔk US na:k] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(door)¦ 2¦(hit and move something)¦ 3¦(hit somebody hard)¦ 4¦(hit part of your body)¦ 5 knock on doors 6 be knocking on the door 7¦(remove wall)¦ 8 knock a hole in/through something 9¦(criticize)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • knock — 1 verb 1 DOOR/WINDOW (T) to hit a door or window with your closed hand to attract the attention of the people inside: Why don t you knock before you come in? (+ at/on): I turned to see Jane knocking frantically on the taxi window. 2 HIT/MAKE STH… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • head — head1 W1S1 [hed] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(top of body)¦ 2¦(mind)¦ 3¦(calm/sensible)¦ 4¦(person in charge)¦ 5¦(front/leading position)¦ 6¦(crazy)¦ 7 a head/per head 8¦(river/valley)¦ 9 come to a head 9 bring something to a head …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • knock — ▪ I. knock knock 1 [nɒk ǁ nɑːk] verb [transitive] 1. FINANCE if something knocks the price of shares, stocks etc, the price changes very quickly and unexpectedly: • Talk of easing the US credit policy knocked prices higher in light trade. • Its… …   Financial and business terms

  • knock — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 firm sharp sound ADJECTIVE ▪ loud, sharp ▪ gentle, light, quiet, soft ▪ timid ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • knock*/*/*/ — [nɒk] verb I 1) [I] to hit a door with your hand or with a knocker They walked up to the door and knocked loudly.[/ex] I knocked on his door but got no reply.[/ex] 2) [T] to hit something so that it moves somewhere I knocked a picture off the… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • Sonic the Hedgehog (Archie character) — Superherobox publisher = Archie Comics debut = Sonic the Hedgehog Mini Series Issue #0 creator = Archie Comics character name = Sonic the Hedgehog real name = Sonic Maurice Hedgehog aliases = The Blue Blur, True Blue, The Fastest Thing Alive,… …   Wikipedia

  • hit — hit1 W2S1 [hıt] v past tense and past participle hit present participle hitting ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(touch somebody/something hard)¦ 2¦(crash into something)¦ 3¦(hurt yourself)¦ 4¦(sport)¦ 5¦(press)¦ 6¦(attack)¦ 7¦(affect badly)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • strike — 1 /straIk/ verb past tense and past participle struck /str k/ THINK/NOTICE 1 (transitive not in progressive) if a thought or idea strikes you, you suddenly realize that it is important, interesting, surprising, bad etc: The funny side of the… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • bang — 1 noun 1 (C) a sudden loud noise caused by something such as a gun or an object hitting a hard surface: The front door slammed with a loud bang. 2 (C) a hard knock or hit against something: That was a nasty bang on the head. 3 bangs (plural) AmE… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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