[Ads-l] knock it out

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu Jan 14 22:38:11 EST 2021


> On Jan 14, 2021, at 8:51 PM, Barretts Mail <mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> HDAS has the copulate meaning, as well as other meanings for “knock out”. I don’t see “knock one out.” BB

Maybe not, but it’s on wiktionary.com (slang, vulgar ‘to masturbate’) and urban dic, along with “knock one off” with the same meaning. Maybe it arose post-HDAS.  

LH
> 
>> 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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>>>> Subject: knock it out
>>>> 
>>>> 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
>>>> 
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>>>> <
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>>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> This tree was a beast. We knocked it out safely and efficiently.
>>>> 
>>>> ###
>>>> ###
>>>> 
>>>> 2. Jeremy (saved by)
>>>> 
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>>>> <
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>>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 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
>>>> 
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>>>> <
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>>>>> w.memyselfandmemories.com/we-knocked-it-out/ <
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>>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> We Knocked It Out
>>>> 
>>>> 4. Patrick McCarthy
>>>> 
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>>>> <
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>>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 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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