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knock

v. 1. [Atlantic] to strike (a person): 1918 He kill de nex' wife, knock him up (Parsons 52). (Black)

2. [Atlantic] to beat (a drum): 1895 'E got de drum an' commence to knock (Edwards 87). 1936 Uncle Gabe knock off wun goombay on d' wall (Dupuch 57). (Black)

3. (of a musical instrument) to sound: 1918 It is a banjer knockin' (Parsons 121). (Black)

4. [DHS idem] to have sexual relations (with a woman): 1941 When I was a young man, in my prime I knock those young gals, two at a time (Lomax 89). = FLOG. T(H)RASH Cf. GET A KNOCK

Tags: music, sexuality, verb

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Last update: 2010-10-31 20:02
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.2

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