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Meaning of "knock one's head against" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF KNOCK ONE'S HEAD AGAINST

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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE KNOCK ONE'S HEAD AGAINST

knock
knock a person into the middle of next week
knock about
knock back
knock down
knock into a cocked hat
knock off
knock on the head
knock someone bandy
knock someone for six
knock spots off
knock the bottom out of
knock the stuffing out of someone
knock up
knock-back
knock-for-knock
knock-for-knock agreement
knock-knee
knock-kneed
knock-knees

WORDS THAT END LIKE KNOCK ONE'S HEAD AGAINST

against
as against
come up against
count against
go against
over against
set against
set one´s face against
take against
thereagainst
turn against
up against

Synonyms and antonyms of knock one's head against in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «knock one's head against» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF KNOCK ONE'S HEAD AGAINST

Find out the translation of knock one's head against to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of knock one's head against from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «knock one's head against» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

敲自己的头靠在
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

golpear la cabeza contra
570 millions of speakers

English

knock one´s head against
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

के खिलाफ एक के सिर दस्तक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ضرب رئيس واحد ضد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

стучать головой о
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

bater a cabeça contra
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

এক এর মাথা বিরুদ্ধে ঠক্ঠক্ শব্দ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

frapper la tête contre
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ketatkan kepala seseorang
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

klopfen , den Kopf gegen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

に頭をノック
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

에 대해 하나 의 머리 를 노크
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ngalahake sirah siji
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

gõ đầu của một người chống lại
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

எதிராக ஒரு தலைவர் தட்டுங்கள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

एखाद्याच्या डोक्यात डोकावून पाहा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Başını vurmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

battere la testa contro
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

puk głowie przed
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

стукати головою об
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

bate capul cuiva împotriva
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

χτυπήσει το κεφάλι του κατά
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

´n mens se kop klop teen
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

slå huvudet mot
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

banke en hode mot
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of knock one's head against

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «KNOCK ONE'S HEAD AGAINST»

The term «knock one's head against» is normally little used and occupies the 118.022 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «KNOCK ONE'S HEAD AGAINST» OVER TIME

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «KNOCK ONE'S HEAD AGAINST»

Discover the use of knock one's head against in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to knock one's head against and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Cassell英语常用词组用法词典
to keep one's head above water 1. ffeftt i ; ; tt&at#£fs 2. &asfi H I fEsHStdj*ffi ( While learning to swim, you should wiir head above water, mm&tif ' &SMUffl*ii}*ffi ° I to keep one's head down (P) i±j flSSS M I to knock one's head against JiL KNOCK ...
Rosalind Fergusson, 2003
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Early American Proverbs and Proverbial Phrases
1790 Maclay Journal 178: I have, however, kept its head above water so far. 1806 Wilson Letters lxvi: We are just getting our heads above water. Oxford 418; TW 177(17). H1 39 To knock one's Head against the wall 1692 Bulkeley Will 105: A ...
Bartlett Jere Whiting, 1977
3
Roget's Thesaurus:
... fall between two stools; flounder, falter, stick in the mud, run aground, split upon a rock; beat one's head against a stone wall, run one's head against a stone wall, knock one's head against a stone wall, dash one's head against a stone wall; ...
Dr. Peter Mark Roget
4
Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions: Together with Death's Duell
... run against, bump against, butt against; knock one's head against, run one's head against; impinge; boost[U.S.]; bunt, carom, clip y; fan, fan out; jab, plug [ Slang]. strike, knock, hit, tap, rap, slap, flap, dab, pat, thump, beat, blow, bang, slam, ...
John Donne, William Henry Draper, Izaak Walton, 1926
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A New French & English Dictionary
Se cogner la tete eontre le mur, to knock one's head against the wall, to undertake a thing impossible. COGNOIR, sin. (irith printers) » mallet, a wooden hammer. COGMTIF, adj. cognitive, endowed with th« power of knowing, apprehending.
W. Cobbett, 1833
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A New French and English Dictionary
Se cogner la tête contre le mur, to knock one's head against the wall, to undertake a thing impossible. Cognoir, sm. (with printers) a mallet, a wooden hammer. Coo m ru , tadj. cognitive, endowed with the power of knowing, apprehending.
William Cobbett, 1833
7
Vollständiges englisch-deutsches und deutsch-englisches ...
trerchen) you will set the poor child's bead whirling; mit tern — e gcgeii bie iiianb rcn> n,n, to knock one's head against the wall; uberatl mil bem — c burd) we-Ucii ; to go rashly to vrork ; £iir?a* fiir icineii - tbim, to do a a thing according to one's ...
Johann Gottfried Flügel, Napoleon N W. Meissner, 1856
8
American English Idiomatic Expressions in 52 Weeks: An Easy ...
... the golden egg (END) 52 kill two birds with one stone (ACH) 217 knock about ( MOVE) 237 knock it off (END) 60 knock off one's feet (MOVE) 245 knock on wood (UND) 207 knock one's block off (CONS) 171 knock one's head against the wall ...
John Holleman, 2006
9
1001 IDIOMS TO MASTER YOUR ENGLISH
Bang/bit/hit/knock one's head against a brick wall—To waste one's efforts by trying to do something impossible E.g. Trying to get his students to learn everything is like banging your head against the wall. Go to someone's head—To make ...
DRITA SKILJA, 2013
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A Thesaurus Dictionary of the English Language Designed to ...
C\', HURRYLizisvaiz; head over heels, RE\'ERSAL, REVOLUTION'Ev0Lv"rio.\'; hold one's head up, ELEVATION-DEPRESsioiv; knock one's head against, IMPETUS-REACTION, SKILL-UNSKXLPULNESS; knock on the head, LIFEKii.i. mo; ...
Francis Andrew March, 1906

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