Definitions

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  • n. A campaign of going from house to house knocking on doors, such as for a charity appeal.
  • v. To participate in a campaign of going from house to house knocking on doors; to knock on the door (of a house) during such a campaign.

Etymologies

From door +‎ knock. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Launching the challenge last Friday, committee member Andrew Kent said the doorknock was a chance for the next generation to gain a valuable insight into the diverse nature of the Orange community and learn about the value of donating to charity and volunteering.

    Central Western Daily

  • From collecting for the blind and various charities in their doorknock campaigns in my childhood, to years spent as a telephone counsellor.

    giving it away for free

  • I willvisit Ipswich to doorknock there and speak with local residents, and in the evening I travel to Beccles in Waveney District to address a public meeting, at whichI will be speaking about whatI havelearnt over the last 10 days.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • We didn; t doorknock today due to the weather but I spoke to quite a lot of people who really liked what we were saying in the leaflet.

    Archive 2005-03-01

  • During the flood emergency, authorities were forced to doorknock high-risk residents in the rural centre of Sale as the swollen Thomson, Macalister and Latrobe rivers from Bairnsdale converged.

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

  • Soldiers joined police yesterday in a doorknock to deliver mandatory evacuation orders to the most vulnerable residents in coastal communities between Cairns and Townsville.

    The Australian | News |

  • A doorknock is underway of businesses and homes in the area and police have cordoned off drains that run under Walker Street.

    AustralianIT.com.au | Top Stories

  • In the past the doorknock has aimed to raise about $150,000.

    northernstar.com.au: The Northern Star

  • A doorknock is underway of businesses and homes in the area and police have cordoned off drains that run under Walker St. St.rt of sidebar.

    AustralianIT.com.au | Top Stories

  • Ms Kelly said 1000 staff also would give up their time to support the appeal's doorknock.

    The Age News Headlines

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