knock up

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To impregnate, especially out of wedlock. See knocked up.
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I guess his summer plans are shot now that he knocked his girlfriend up.

Submitted on September 01, 2012

Additional definitions for 'knock up':

knock upTo put together, fabricate, or assemble, particularly if done hastily or temporarily. See also knock together.
knock upIn the morning as by knocking at the door; rouse; call; summon; also, to go door-to-door on election day to persuade a candidate's supporters to go to the polling station and vote. See also knocker up.
knock upTo exhaust; wear out; weary; beat; tire out; to fatigue until unable to do more.
knock upTo become exhausted or worn out; to fail of strength; to become wearied, as with labor; to give out.
knock upTo gently hit the ball back and forth before a tennis match, as practice or warm-up, and to gauge the state of the playing surface, lighting, etc. See knock-up.
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