knock some sense into someone

knock some sense into someone
knock some sense into someone informal phrase
to make someone start behaving in a more sensible way
Thesaurus: to make someone behave in a particular waysynonym
Main entry: knock

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  • knock (some) sense into (someone) — informal to use strong methods in order to teach someone to stop behaving stupidly. A month in prison should knock some sense into him …   New idioms dictionary

  • knock some sense into someone's head — see ↑sense, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑head knock some sense into someone s head (or knock some sense into someone) informal : to cause someone to stop thinking or behaving foolishly I tried to knock some sense into the boy s head, but he just wouldn t …   Useful english dictionary

  • knock some sense into someone — informal to make someone start behaving in a more sensible way …   English dictionary

  • knock — knock1 [ nak ] verb *** 1. ) intransitive or transitive to hit something, causing damage or harm: Mike had knocked his leg against a table. a ) transitive to hit something and force it somewhere: He knocked a couple of nails into the door. b )… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • knock — I UK [nɒk] / US [nɑk] verb Word forms knock : present tense I/you/we/they knock he/she/it knocks present participle knocking past tense knocked past participle knocked *** 1) [intransitive/transitive] to hit something, causing damage or harm Mike …   English dictionary

  • knock — knock1 W3S1 [nɔk US na:k] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(door)¦ 2¦(hit and move something)¦ 3¦(hit somebody hard)¦ 4¦(hit part of your body)¦ 5 knock on doors 6 be knocking on the door 7¦(remove wall)¦ 8 knock a hole in/through something 9¦(criticize)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • knock — 1 verb 1 DOOR/WINDOW (T) to hit a door or window with your closed hand to attract the attention of the people inside: Why don t you knock before you come in? (+ at/on): I turned to see Jane knocking frantically on the taxi window. 2 HIT/MAKE STH… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • sense — 1 /sens/ noun JUDGMENT/UNDERSTANDING 1 (U) good understanding and judgment, especially about practical things: have the sense to do sth: You should have had the sense to turn off the electricity before touching the wires. see also: common sense 2 …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • sense — sense1 W1S1 [sens] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: sens, from Latin sensus, from sentire to feel ] 1.) a feeling about something sense of ▪ Afterwards I felt a great sense of relief. ▪ She has a strong sense of loyalty …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Sense & Sensitivity — Infobox Television episode Title = Sense Sensitivity Series = Angel Season = 1 Episode = 6 Airdate = November 9, 1999 Production = 1ADH06 Writer = Tim Minear Director = James Contner Guests = Elisabeth Röhm (Kate) John Capodice (Little Tony) John …   Wikipedia

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