- 1An act of knocking someone out, especially in boxing: [as modifier]: a knockout blowMore example sentences
- Lewis, who has not fought since his eighth-round knockout of Mike Tyson last June, insists he will be ready.
- Calderon focused more on movement and avoiding a knockout punch, and did not mount the same body attack he had previously.
- Had Ali fought anyone except Joe Frazier that night, he would have been a knockout winner.
- 1.1 • informal An extremely attractive or impressive person or thing: he must have been a knockout when he was youngMore example sentences
beauty, vision, picture, sensation, joy to behold, dreammasterpiece, sensation, marvel, wonder, triumph, winner, success, feat, coup, master stroke; smash hit, hit, attraction; French tour de force, coup de maître
- 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.
- It's definitely not an attractive look for a supposedly irresistible knockout, even though she has the necessary figure.
- 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.
- 2British A tournament in which the loser in each round is eliminated.More example sentences
elimination match, tie, elimination competition
- 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.