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Definition of knock on wood.

knock on wood.

verb

  • to knock on wood in order to avoid some bad thing happening that one was just speaking about.

    Last edited on Aug 11 2009. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Aug 11 2009.

  • a reference to said gesture, but without actually performing it.

    Last edited on Aug 11 2009. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Aug 11 2009.

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Other terms relating to 'knock':

Definitions include: a life during which many bad things happen.
Definitions include: to impregnate.
Definitions include: variant of "knock around".
Definitions include: to mistreat.
Definitions include: to drink.
Definitions include: to have sexual intercourse.
Definitions include: to impress.
Definitions include: A formal introduction-
Definitions include: stolen.
Definitions include: In a deep sleep.
Definitions include: Also the past tense of "knock up".
Definitions include: adverb - really, very, conveying a sense of the extreme.
Definitions include: stop.
Definitions include: Used to describe sex.
Definitions include: a forgery.

Other terms relating to 'on':

Definitions include: seemingly accidental but with a secret motive.
Definitions include: secret sexual activity with a person other than one's partner.
Definitions include: See on (one's) plate.
Definitions include: useless.
Definitions include: absolutely futile; pointless, worthless, inept or absurd; good-for-nothing or idiotic.
Definitions include: doing better after an unfavorable event.
Definitions include: returned to one's meth or crack addiction.
Definitions include: to insult for fun; "make fun of".
Definitions include: to leave (a relationship) or abandon.
Definitions include: to attempt to attract verbally; "hit on".
Definitions include: to test something before it is released or presented.
Definitions include: See barge in.
Definitions include: used to describe a person that is angry and is scolding at someone.
Definitions include: to be involved with.
Definitions include: to be present in large numbers.

Other terms relating to 'wood':

Definitions include: Used in the expression, "What, am I wood?" which means "Don't ignore me"; "Don't act like I have no feelings"; etc.
Definitions include: to defecate.
Definitions include: to arrive unexpectedly.
Definitions include: to get an erection.
Definitions include: an erection upon waking.
Definitions include: one's home neighborhood.
Definitions include: past the worse part of a bad situation, in which things start to improve.
Definitions include: to sleep.
Definitions include: A derogatory phrase used to describe a person who is stuck up. Stems from the use of a high class person using fake, store bought firewood instead of using natural wood.
Definitions include: variant of "knock on wood", from New Zealand.
Definitions include: an erection.
Definitions include: to strike someone over the head with a baseball bat or billy club.

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