knockout

knock|out1 [ˈnɔk-aut US ˈna:k-] n
1.) when a ↑boxer hits his opponent so hard that he falls down and cannot get up again
The fight ended in a knockout.
2.) informal someone or something that is very attractive or successful
Her dress was a knockout.
3.) a type of competition in which only the winning players or teams at each stage continue to play until there is only one winner
knockout 2
knockout2 adj informal
1.) knockout punch/blow
a) a hard hit that knocks someone down so that they cannot get up again
b) an action or event that causes defeat or failure
High interest rates have been a knockout blow to the business.
2.) relating to a type of competition in which only the winning players or teams at each stage continue to play
Scotland's failure to get through the knockout stage of the competition
3.) knockout pills/drops etc
↑pills etc that make someone unconscious

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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