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Example sentences containing 'knockout'

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Tomorrow is not a knockout game but it is hugely significant. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They have been dumped out in the first knockout stage in each of the past six seasons. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The loss leaves their hopes of reaching the knockout stages in the balance. The Sun (2016)Leicester need only one point from their final two games to go through to the knockout stage. Times, Sunday Times (2016)After that, he delivered the knockout blow. The Sun (2016)There is a very good chance of English teams reaching the knockout stage. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The London club have now qualified for the knockout stages. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is a close thing as to who makes the knockout stages and Spurs will happily settle for a draw. The Sun (2016)The knockout blows came from finding'the unanswerable question '. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I honestly don't care who we get - once you are in the knockout stage anything is possible. The Sun (2016)But there was a time when it would have been almost a knockout one. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Singing has always been my knockout punch. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The team are exceptional in knockout competitions but lack quality for the long haul. Times, Sunday Times (2007)So he insists he will have to win the fight with a knockout. The Sun (2011)How they had not won any of their last five away games at the knockout stage. The Sun (2014)The top three teams in the group go through to the knockout phase. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This season will not be offer better numbers after the team failed to make the knockout stage. Times, Sunday Times (2006)In a knockout competition there is a much larger chance that the best team will win. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They have been helped by some easy draws but are a permanent fixture in the knockout stages. The Sun (2012)He was hoping to launch the knockout blow in a very personal rivalry that has lasted for more than a decade. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Do not expect any knockout blows. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Scored the winner against Belgium in the first knockout round and another in the quarters. The Sun (2013)Just one knockout raises the danger by 35 per cent. The Sun (2007)You don't actually get any prizes for reaching the knockout phase. Times, Sunday Times (2011)This may have explained the lack of subsequent goals, with cautious players saving themselves for imaginary knockout games. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He is aware of his side's inability to keep a clean sheet at home in the first knockout phase. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The intensity of the autumn timetable has the ring to it of the World Cup knockout stage. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It's such a short format it ends up being a knockout Cup. The Sun (2011)Comedy World Cup will see comics battle it out in a knockout contest when it airs next month. The Sun (2012)

Synonyms of 'knockout'

killer blow, coup de grâce, kayo, KO or K.O.
beauty, cracker, stunner, charmer

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Translations for 'knockout'

British English: knockout NOUN
in boxing In boxing, a knockout is a situation in which a boxer wins the fight by making his opponent fall to the ground and be unable to stand up before the referee has counted to ten.
The boxer ended the scheduled 12-round fight with a knockout in the eighth round.
  • American English: knockout
  • Brazilian Portuguese: nocaute
  • Chinese: > 击倒获胜拳击中的
  • European Spanish: K.O.
  • French: K.-O.
  • German: K.-o.-Schlag
  • Italian: knock out
  • Japanese: ノックアウト
  • Korean: >케이오권투에서
  • European Portuguese: knock-out
  • Spanish: K.O.
British English: knockout ADJECTIVE
A knockout blow is an action or event that completely defeats an opponent.
He delivered a knockout blow to all of his rivals.
  • American English: knockout
  • Brazilian Portuguese: nocaute
  • Chinese: > 击倒获胜拳击中的
  • European Spanish: fulminante
  • French: décisif
  • German: K.-o.-
  • Italian: che mette K.O.
  • Japanese: 痛烈な
  • Korean: 케이오의
  • European Portuguese: knock-out
  • Spanish: fulminante
British English: knockout NOUN
person If you describe someone as a knockout, you think that they are extremely attractive or impressive.
She was a knockout in navy and scarlet.
  • American English: knockout
  • Brazilian Portuguese: nocaute
  • Chinese: 引人注目的人
  • European Spanish: sensación
  • French: beauté renversante
  • German: K.-o.-Schlag
  • Italian: schianto
  • Japanese: とても魅力的な人やモノ
  • Korean: 끝내주게 매력적인 사람
  • European Portuguese: knock-out
  • Spanish: sensación


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