In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(make unconscious)dejar sin sentidohacer perder el conocimientonoquearshe hit her head and knocked herself out — se dio un golpe en la cabeza y perdió el conocimiento
- he was knocked out in the fourth round — lo dejó K. O. / lo noqueó en el cuarto asalto
1.2informal (destroy, damage)(target/installations) destruir
1.3informal (shock, overwhelm)the news knocked everybody out — la noticia los dejó a todos anonadados
- we were knocked out by their generosity — su generosidad nos dejó pasmados
- that song really knocks me out! — ¡esa canción me enloquece!
1.4informal (exhaust)dejar hecho polvo informaldejar para el arrastre informaldejar de cama Latin America informal
2.1(remove by hitting)(contents) vaciarseveral teeth were knocked out — perdió varios dientes
- to knock one's pipe out — vaciar la pipa
2.2(of competition, tournament)eliminarthey were knocked out in the third round — quedaron eliminados / fuera en la tercera vuelta
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