Definition of knock on in English:

knock on

  • 1 informal Grow old: she’s knocking on a bit
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    • Henning was always a great defender, even when he was knocking on a bit.
    • He's a hard-bitten, funny character who admits that he's knocking on.
  • 2 (also knock the ball on) Rugby Illegally drive the ball with the hand or arm towards the opponents' goal line.
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    • Chris Spencer drove through the Elland defence but was judged to have knocked on after crossing the line.
    • Neil Back escaped with a warning after deliberately knocking the ball on, just out of Burke's penalty reach.
    • Rugby is a free flowing game and the play will only stop when somebody knocks the ball on or gives away a penalty.
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