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 for knocked
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Knock \Knock\ (n[o^]k), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Knocked (n[o^]kt);
     p. pr. & vb. n. Knocking.] [OE. knoken, AS. cnocian,
     cnucian; prob. of imitative origin; cf. Sw. knacka. Cf.
     Knack.]
     1. To drive or be driven against something; to strike against
        something; to clash; as, one heavy body knocks against
        another. --Bacon.
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     2. To strike or beat with something hard or heavy; to rap;
        as, to knock with a club; to knock on the door.
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              For harbor at a thousand doors they knocked.
                                                    --Dryden.
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              Seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be
              opened unto you.                      --Matt. vii.
                                                    7.
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     3. To practice evil speaking or fault-finding; to criticize
        habitually or captiously. [Slang, U. S.]
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     To knock about, to go about, taking knocks or rough usage;
        to wander about; to saunter. [Colloq.] "Knocking about
        town." --W. Irving.
  
     To knock up, to fail of strength; to become wearied or worn
        out, as with labor; to give out. "The horses were
        beginning to knock up under the fatigue of such severe
        service." --De Quincey.
  
     To knock off, to cease, as from work; to desist.
  
     To knock under, to yield; to submit; to acknowledge one's
        self conquered; -- an expression probably borrowed from
        the practice of knocking under the table with the
        knuckles, when conquered. "Colonel Esmond knocked under to
        his fate." --Thackeray.
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