I UK [ˈnɒkaʊt] / US [ˈnɑkˌaʊt] noun [countable]
Word forms "knockout":
singular knockout plural knockouts
a) a hit that knocks a boxer down, so that they cannot get up
b) a boxing match that is won when one person cannot get up after being hit

a knockout victory

2) informal someone or something that is extremely attractive or impressive
3) British a competition in which the player or team that loses a game does not take part in later games

II UK [ˈnɒkaʊt] / US [ˈnɑkˌaʊt] adjective
1) informal extremely impressive or attractive
2) intended to make you unconscious

knockout drops (= a drug added to a drink)

deliver/land a knockout blow/punch — to hit someone very hard, so that they fall down and cannot get up; to stop someone from achieving what they want to achieve

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