motivating (part of speech: verb)
snapping (part of speech: verb)
But when he came to the door, instead of knocking,
he passed by it.
- "The Claverings", Anthony Trollope.
On one occasion I saw one run against a stone building, knocking
- "A Soldier in the Philippines", Needom N. Freeman.
The hammer, however, must not be used blindly on the back, but by lightly knocking,
blow by blow, the first and last 4- 6 sheets must be brought over the edges of the boards.
- "Practical Bookbinding", Paul Adam.