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An example use of knock in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… the field not to knock off each other's …”
Knock means to make a sudden, sharp, and often repeated sound with the hand or fist.
the word knock occurs in english on average 18.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that knock can be often used in the following areas:
1) business and work;
2) people, society, and culture;