Definition of knockout adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    knockout

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//ˈnɒkaʊt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈnɑːkaʊt//
     
    [only before noun] Combat sports
     
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  1. 1(especially British English) a knockout competition is one in which the winning player/team at each stage competes in the next stage and the losing one no longer takes part in the competition the knockout stages of the tournament
  2. 2a knockout blow is one that hits somebody so hard that they can no longer get up The cancellation of the flight delivered the knockout blow to his plans. See related entries: Combat sports
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: knockout

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