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knock up

1. rude slang To impregnate someone. A noun or pronoun can be used between "knock" and "up." I really hope I didn't knock her up—I'm not ready to be a dad!

2. To awaken or call for someone by knocking at their door. A noun or pronoun can be used between "knock" and "up." Primarily heard in UK. I can knock you up when my alarm goes off.

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knocked up

1. rude slang Pregnant. I really hope she isn't knocked up—I'm not ready to be a dad!

2. Damaged or harmed. That box got a little knocked up when it fell off the shelf.

3. slang Drunk. Do you remember last night at the bar at all? You were really knocked up!

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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

knock someone up

Inf. to make a woman pregnant. (See also knocked up.) They say it was Willie who knocked her up.He did not knock up Sue. I did.

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knocked up


1.Lit. battered; beaten. Sally was a little knocked up by the accident.This book is a little knocked up, so I'll lower the price.

2.Sl. intoxicated. Bill was knocked up and didn't want to drive.Wow, was that guy knocked up!

3.Inf. pregnant; made pregnant. Sue got knocked up but won't say who the father is.

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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

knock up

1. Make pregnant, as in The young girl said she was afraid of getting knocked up. [Slang; early 1800s]

2. Injure or damage, as in This coffee table got all knocked up in the moving van.

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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

knock up


1. Vulgar Slang To make someone pregnant.

2. Chiefly British To wake up or summon someone, as by knocking at the door: The hotel clerk knocked me up at 7:00 in the morning.

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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

knocked up

1. mod. battered; beaten. Sally was a little knocked up by the accident.

2. mod. alcohol intoxicated. Bill was knocked up and didn’t want to drive.

3. mod. pregnant. Taylor got knocked up again.

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McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

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"knock me up in the morning"

Posted by James Briggs on August 19, 2003

In Reply to: "Knock me up in the morning" posted by Doris on August 19, 2003

: : When Americans first visit the UK they are taken aback by a much different language with all sorts of strange meanings. My first visit in the 60's was highlighted by an instruction to "knock me up in the morning"! Luckily, I just kept quiet and found out the meaning later -- i.e. call me or visit me again tomorrow.
: : Does anyone know the background for that wonderful expression?

: From what I heard when I lived in England - there used to be official "Knocker Uppers". They were people who went round to various addresses knocking on the doors of men who had to get up early for work in the morning. Hence " Pease knock me up at . . ." to be understood as "Please wake me in the morning at . . ."

: Don't know how true this is but this is what I was brought up to understand and the expression lives on - I use it myself.

: Doris

'Knockers up' did really exist. They used to walk the streets of 19thC English, mainly industial,towns. They carried a long stick and banged on the bedroom windows of their 'customers' to wake them in order that they could get to work on time - clearly before alarm clocks were widely used.

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No longer is pregnancy a repulsive or shameful condition in Hollywood films, but an attractive attribute, often enhancing the romantic or comedic storyline of a female character. Kelly Oliver investigates this curious shift and its reflection of changing attitudes toward women's roles in reproduction and the family. Not all representations signify progress. Oliver finds that in many pregnancy films, our anxieties over modern reproductive practices and technologies are made manifest, and in some cases perpetuate conventions curtailing women's freedom. Reading such films as Where the Heart Is (2000), Riding in Cars with Boys (2001), Palindromes (2004), Saved! (2004), Quinceañera (2006), Children of Men (2006), Knocked Up (2007), Juno (2007), Baby Mama (2008), Away We Go (2009), Precious (2009), The Back-up Plan (2010), Due Date (2010), and Twilight: Breaking Dawn (2011), Oliver investigates pregnancy as a vehicle for romance, a political issue of "choice," a representation of the hosting of "others," a prism for fears of miscegenation, and a screen for modern technological anxieties.

A wonderful, insightful, riveting, and entertaining romp. Kalpana Rahita Seshadri, Boston College
Clearly written...this book could a core text in a course on women in film. Choice
Oliver's convincing conclusion is that in Hollywood films pregnant women may have become objects of desire, but they are not allowed to become desiring subjects... Fran Bigman, Times Literary Supplement

Introduction: From Shameful to Sexy—Pregnant Bellies Exploding Onto the Screen
1. Academic Feminism Versus Hollywood Feminism: How Modest Maternity Becomes Pregnant Glam
2. MomCom as RomCom: Pregnancy as a Vehicle for Romance
3. Accident and Excess: The "Choice" to Have a Baby
4. Pregnant Horror: Gestating the Other(s) Within
5. "What's the Worst That Can Happen?" Techno-Pregnancies Versus Real Pregnancies
Conclusion: Twilight Family Values
Texts Cited

Read the introduction, "From Shameful to Sexy" (to view in full screen, click on icon in bottom right-hand corner)

About the Author

Kelly Oliver is W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University and the author of Animal Lessons: How They Teach Us To Be Human; Women as Weapons of War: Iraq, Sex and the Media; The Colonization of Psychic Space: Toward a Psychoanalytic Social Theory; Noir Anxiety: Race, Sex, and Maternity in Film Noir; Witnessing: Beyond Recognition; Subjectivity Without Subjects: From Abject Fathers to Desiring Mothers; Family Values: Subjects Between Nature and Culture; Womanizing Nietzsche: Philosophy's Relation to "the Feminine;" and Reading Kristeva: Unraveling the Double-Bind.

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