Definition of knockout in English:


Line breaks: knock|out
Pronunciation: /ˈnɒkaʊt


  • 2British A tournament in which the loser in each round is eliminated.
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    • The men will be split into four pools of four with the top two from each group going through to the quarter-finals, from where it will be a straight knockout tournament.
    • Not until this tournament gets to the knockout quarter-final stages will the real competition get under way.
    • This summer, Europe's top clubs have strengthened their sides in a way that should pay dividends when the crucial knockout matches come round in late-February and March.
    elimination match, tie, elimination competition

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