Definition of knock on in English:

knock on

phrasal verb

  • 1informal Grow old.

    ‘she's knocking on a bit’
    • ‘He's a hard-bitten, funny character who admits that he's knocking on.’
    • ‘Henning was always a great defender, even when he was knocking on a bit.’
  • 2Rugby
    Illegally drive the ball with the hand or arm towards the opponents' goal line.

    • ‘The visitors had two tries disallowed, the first by Webster, who knocked the ball on when gathering and dotting down on the stroke of halftime.’
    • ‘Chris Spencer drove through the Elland defence but was judged to have knocked on after crossing the line.’
    • ‘Neil Back escaped with a warning after deliberately knocking the ball on, just out of Burke's penalty reach.’
    • ‘Rugby is a free flowing game and the play will only stop when somebody knocks the ball on or gives away a penalty.’
    • ‘For a moment it looked as if he had knocked the ball on but referee Changleng got the thumbs up from the touch judge and the try was awarded.’