knack

  • 1 knack — knack·a·way; knack·ery; knack·wurst; knick·knack; knick·knack·ato·ry; knick·knack·ery; knack; knack·er; …

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  • 2 Knack — Knack, n. 1. A petty contrivance; a toy; a plaything; a knickknack. [1913 Webster] A knack, a toy, a trick, a baby s cap. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. A readiness in performance; aptness at doing a specific task; skill; aptitude; facility; dexterity;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 knack — [næk] n informal [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: Perhaps from Dutch or Low German knak (sound of) a sudden blow , from the sound] 1.) [singular] a natural skill or ability →↑talent knack for doing sth ▪ Some people seem to have a knack for making money …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 4 Knack — may refer to: * A proficiency or competence. An aptitude that is exercised with skill and proficiency. * The Knack (Dilbert episode), an episode of the Dilbert cartoon TV show * Knack (magazine), a Belgian magazine * The Knack, a rock band * The… …

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  • 5 Knack — Knack, ein unabänderliches Wörtchen, welches den Schall nachahmet, den ein harter Körper von sich gibt, wenn er plötzlich bricht oder brechen will, und wofür auch knacks üblich ist, siehe dasselbe. Das Glas sagte knack. Knack, da war es entzwey!… …

    Grammatisch-kritisches Wörterbuch der Hochdeutschen Mundart

  • 6 Knack — ist der Name: eines Kartenspiels, siehe Schwimmen (Kartenspiel) einer US amerikanischen Band, siehe The Knack Knack ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Peter Knack (1938–1976), deutscher Badmintonspieler Siehe auch: Knak (Begriffsklärung)… …

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  • 7 knack — [ næk ] noun singular INFORMAL 1. ) a skill or ability: She had a knack of making people feel really special. a ) OFTEN HUMOROUS used when someone often does the wrong thing: He has a knack for upsetting people. 2. ) a particular way of doing… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 8 Knack — (n[a^]k), v. i. [Prob. of imitative origin; cf. G. knacken to break, Dan. knage to crack, and E. knock.] 1. To crack; to make a sharp, abrupt noise to chink. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster] 2. To speak affectedly. [Prov. Eng.]… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 Knäck — is a traditional Swedish toffee prepared at Christmas. The name translates into break and refers to its hard consistency (reminding of Daim or Skor bars). Some prefer their knäck to be soft and chewy, which is easily attainable by boiling the mix …

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  • 10 Knäck — El Knäck es un toffee preparado en la cocina sueca en el periodo navideño como postre. Véase también Gastronomía navideña Gastronomía de Suecia …

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  • 11 knack — ► NOUN 1) an acquired or natural skill at performing a task. 2) a tendency to do something. ORIGIN probably related to obsolete knack «sharp blow or sound» …

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  • 12 knack — index faculty (ability), gift (flair), propensity, skill Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 13 knack — (n.) mid 14c., deception, trick, device, of uncertain origin, probably from a Low German word meaning a sharp sounding blow (Cf. M.E. knak, late 14c.; Ger. knacken to crack ), of imitative origin. Sense of special skill is first recorded 1580s,… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 14 knack — bent, turn, *gift, faculty, aptitude, genius, talent Analogous words: *ability, capacity, capability: aptness, readiness, quickness (see corresponding adjectives at QUICK): facility, dexterity, ease, *readiness Antonyms: ineptitude …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 15 knäck — knäck·e·bröd; …

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  • 16 knack — [n] ability, talent adroitness, aptitude, aptness, bent, capacity, command, dexterity, expertise, expertism, expertness, facility, faculty, flair, forte, genius, gift, handiness, hang of it*, head*, ingenuity, know how, mastership, nose*,… …

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  • 17 knack — [nak] n. [ME knak, sharp blow: see KNOCK] 1. a) a trick; device b) a clever expedient or way of doing something 2. ability to do something easily; particular skill; dexterity 3. Archaic a knickknack; trinket; trifle SYN …

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  • 18 knack|er — «NAK uhr», noun. 1. a person who buys and slaughters useless horses and sells the hides, hoofs, and meat. 2. a person who buys old houses, ships, and the like for their materials. ╂[origin uncertain] …

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  • 19 knack — n. skill 1) to get, have the knack of smt. 2) an uncanny knack 3) a knack for (she has a knack for getting into trouble) 4) a knack to (there s a knack to baking a good cake) * * * [næk] have the knack of smt. [ skill ] to get an uncanny knack a… …

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  • 20 knack — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ real ▪ amazing, incredible, uncanny ▪ happy, unfortunate (both BrE) ▪ He had the unfortunate knack of making enemies in the part …

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