knock silly

knock silly
Australian Slang
strike heavily

English dialects glossary. 2013.

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  • Knock silly — strike heavily …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • knock — knock1 W3S1 [nɔk US na:k] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(door)¦ 2¦(hit and move something)¦ 3¦(hit somebody hard)¦ 4¦(hit part of your body)¦ 5 knock on doors 6 be knocking on the door 7¦(remove wall)¦ 8 knock a hole in/through something 9¦(criticize)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • silly — /ˈsɪli / (say silee) adjective (sillier, silliest) 1. lacking good sense; foolish; stupid. 2. absurd or ridiculous. 3. Cricket (of a fielding position) close in to the batsman s wicket: silly mid off. 4. Colloquial (euphemistic) ineffectual;… …  

  • knock·about — /ˈnɑːkəˌbaʊt/ adj, always used before a noun : noisy or rough often in a silly or amusing way knockabout humor He lived a knockabout life in the city …   Useful english dictionary

  • Knock me silly — a billy (used to boil water) …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • knock me silly — Australian Slang a billy (used to boil water) …   English dialects glossary

  • punish — v 1. penalize, discipline, take disciplinary action; sentence, imprison, lock up, Sl. send up river, Sl. throw the book at, Inf. come down hard on, fine, amerce, mulct; correct, admonish, reprove, chasten, chastise; castigate, criticize, scold,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • knockabout — knock|a|bout [ˈnɔkəbaut US ˈna:k ] adj [only before noun] BrE knockabout humour involves making fun of someone or something in a rough way, or behaving in a silly way …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Glossary of cricket terms — Cricket is a team sport played between two teams of eleven. It is known for its rich terminology.[1][2][3] Some terms are often thought to be arcane and humorous by those not familiar with the game.[4] This is a general glossary of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Golden Age of American animation — The Golden Age of American animation is a period in American animation history that began with the advent of sound cartoons in 1928, with a peak between the second half of the 30s and the first half of the 1940s, and continued into the early… …   Wikipedia

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