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1(in boxing)nocaut masculinemasculine K. O.to win by a knockout — ganar por nocaut / por K. O.
- Although Sanchez was not known to be a knockout puncher, he could hit.
- Lewis, who has not fought since his eighth-round knockout of Mike Tyson last June, insists he will be ready.
- It didn't look a knockout blow but the American-Italian slumped to the canvas; referee Coyle revealed later that he had considered stopping the contest there and then.
- McGrath scented a quick end to the contest - and like a prize boxer went straight for the knockout blow.
- Bernard is a very good puncher, although he is not considered a one-punch knockout artist.
- Calderon focused more on movement and avoiding a knockout punch, and did not mount the same body attack he had previously.
- A boxing match is like a chess game, with fighters trying to outwit and outmaneuver their opponent to deliver the knockout blow.
- The crowning achievement of his career was probably his knockout of bantamweight champion, Lupe Pintor.
- We were like two boxers punching each other hard without being able to land a knockout blow
- Horrible and devastating as the Pearl Harbor raid was, it was by no means a knockout blow to the Pacific Fleet.
- A shut-down of the West Coast ports could deliver a knockout blow to the ailing US economy.
- Following the Lyle fight Foreman scored four consecutive knockouts over the division's top contenders including former champ Joe Frazier.
- Many heavyweight fighters have scored impressive knockouts in their careers, but nothing to this magnitude.
- He conceded to the Evening Press that in a way he was glad not to have witnessed the cruel knockout blow, which has left the popular boxer battling for his life.
- At half time the crowd was buzzing but soon after the break the champ landed the knockout blow.
- Much has been written about the failure of the Allied armies to deal the Germans a knockout blow in 1944.
- Had Ali fought anyone except Joe Frazier that night, he would have been a knockout winner.
- On the other hand, a fighter who is not known as a knockout puncher can be very strong physically.
- Your career seems to be so much more reinvigorated since the knockout win over Klitschko.
- While Jellicoe was criticised at the time and failed to achieve the knockout blow that was within his grasp, he nonetheless succeeded in neutralising the German naval threat for the remainder of the war.
2informal(person, thing)he/she's a knockout — está super bien
- the show was a knockout — el espectáculo fue un exitazo
- It's definitely not an attractive look for a supposedly irresistible knockout, even though she has the necessary figure.
- Sudden-death Champions League football is a real knockout for the fans, and long may it continue.
- You should be honored and proud to be with her because she's a knockout, man.
- When he was voted Sexiest Man Alive earlier this year, People magazine gushed: ‘Suave and sophisticated, caring and kind, he's also a total knockout - and a one-woman man.
- The service remains professional, quick and highly knowledgeable, but the menu seems less sexy and, while the dishes are interesting, there are few real knockouts.
1(blow/punch) demoledor(blow/punch) fulminante
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