[Ads-l] knock it out

Barretts Mail mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jan 14 20:51:09 EST 2021


HDAS has the copulate meaning, as well as other meanings for “knock out”. I don’t see “knock one out.” BB

> On 14 Jan 2021, at 14:02, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU> wrote:
> 
>> On Jan 14, 2021, at 12:31 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM <mailto:hwgray at GMAIL.COM>> wrote:
>> 
>> Also means, "get a piece," in BE.
> 
> There’s also “knock *one* out”, which isn’t quite the same (unless the piece one gets is reflexive).  
> 
> LH
>> 
>> On Thu, Jan 14, 2021 at 3:54 AM Stephen Goranson <goranson at duke.edu> wrote:
>> 
>>> Not new to me, from 1970s construction work.
>>> SG
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>>> 
>>> to complete a job
>>> 
>>> Wiktionary (
>>> https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/knock_out__;!!OToaGQ!6RqItKpKec_MISFQbAHrMlOwzjR2DpGqwcNHbZOpZzFublEo9lh9wta258Vgrqe6$
>>> <
>>> https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/knock_out__;!!OToaGQ!6RqItKpKec_MISFQbAHrMlOwzjR2DpGqwcNHbZOpZzFublEo9lh9wta258Vgrqe6$
>>>> ): To complete, especially in haste; knock off.
>>> 
>>> OED and Merriam-Webster have earlier meanings of these with the
>>> requirement of haste or rough work:
>>> 
>>> OED: To make roughly or hastily.
>>> MW (
>>> https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/knock__;!!OToaGQ!6RqItKpKec_MISFQbAHrMlOwzjR2DpGqwcNHbZOpZzFublEo9lh9wta25423WZsf$
>>> out): to produce roughly or hastily
>>> 
>>> Exx
>>> 
>>> 1. P & P Tree Service, LLC
>>> 10 Dec 2020
>>> 
>>> https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://tinyurl.com/y2mapnd5__;!!OToaGQ!6RqItKpKec_MISFQbAHrMlOwzjR2DpGqwcNHbZOpZzFublEo9lh9wta255Tp0rnp$
>>> <
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>>>> 
>>> 
>>> This tree was a beast. We knocked it out safely and efficiently.
>>> 
>>> ###
>>> ###
>>> 
>>> 2. Jeremy (saved by)
>>> 
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>>> <
>>> https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/384002305718248426/__;!!OToaGQ!6RqItKpKec_MISFQbAHrMlOwzjR2DpGqwcNHbZOpZzFublEo9lh9wta255s_PpTO$
>>>> 
>>> 
>>> Tried to do alone but was to much! Hired a couple and we knocked it out!
>>> They did a awesome job!
>>> 
>>> ###
>>> ###
>>> 
>>> 3. Noreen L. Curry
>>> 17 Sep 2018
>>> 
>>> https://urldefense.com/v3/__http://ww__;!!OToaGQ!6RqItKpKec_MISFQbAHrMlOwzjR2DpGqwcNHbZOpZzFublEo9lh9wta250LydpuV$
>>> <
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>>>> w.memyselfandmemories.com/we-knocked-it-out/ <
>>> https://urldefense.com/v3/__http://w.memyselfandmemories.com/we-knocked-it-out/__;!!OToaGQ!6RqItKpKec_MISFQbAHrMlOwzjR2DpGqwcNHbZOpZzFublEo9lh9wta25442W4UC$
>>>> 
>>> 
>>> We Knocked It Out
>>> 
>>> 4. Patrick McCarthy
>>> 
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>>> <
>>> https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.weartapparel.com/freaky-pat__;!!OToaGQ!6RqItKpKec_MISFQbAHrMlOwzjR2DpGqwcNHbZOpZzFublEo9lh9wta257GT1oiG$
>>>> 
>>> 
>>> We started early summer but really we knocked it out in like a week. All
>>> about that organic sound that had a feeling in the moment. When it’s right
>>> it’s right.
>>> 
>>> ###
>>> ###
>>> 
>>> Benjamin Barrett (he/him/his)
>>> Formerly of Seattle, WA
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>> 
>> 
>> -- 
>> - Wilson
>> -----
>> All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
>> come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
>> -Mark Twain
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