knock down

1. cause to come or go down (Freq. 5)

The policeman downed the heavily armed suspect


The mugger knocked down the old lady after she refused to hand over her wallet

Syn: ↑down, ↑cut down, ↑push down, ↑pull down
Derivationally related forms: ↑downer (for: ↑down)
Hypernyms: ↑strike
Hyponyms: ↑submarine
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s something


Somebody ——s somebody


Something ——s somebody


Something ——s something


The fighter managed to knock down his opponent

2. knock down with force (Freq. 1)

He decked his opponent

Syn: ↑deck, ↑coldcock, ↑dump, ↑floor
Derivationally related forms: ↑floor (for: ↑floor), ↑knockdown
Hypernyms: ↑beat
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s somebody

3. shatter as if by explosion
Syn: ↑blast
Hypernyms: ↑smash, ↑dash
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s something

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knock down [phrasal verb]
1 knock (someone or something) down or knock down (someone or something)
1 a : to cause (someone or something) to fall to the ground

He hit him on the chin and knocked him down.

The storm knocked down [=knocked over] several big trees.

Rowdy fans knocked down the fence.

We're planning to knock down [=remove, demolish] a wall to create a bigger room.

1 b Brit : to hit and injure or kill (a person or animal) with a vehicle

She was knocked down [=(Brit) knocked over, (US) hit] by a car while crossing the street.

2 a knock (something) down or knock down (something) : to reduce or lower (a price, an amount, etc.)

They knocked down the price of the house by 10 percent.

He wanted $50 for it but I managed to knock the price down to $45.

2 b knock (someone) down : to cause or persuade (someone) to reduce a price

He wanted $50 for it but I managed to knock him down to $45.

3 knock down (an amount of money) US, informal : to receive (an amount of money) as income or salary

He knocks down almost a million dollars a year.

4 knock down (a shot) or knock (a shot) down basketball : to succeed in making (a shot) especially from a long distance

He was knocking down jump shots.

5 knock (something) down or knock down (something) chiefly US, informal : to say no to (an idea, plan, proposal, etc.) :reject

His boss knocked down [=shot down] all of his ideas.

6 knock (something) down or knock down (something) US : to take (something) apart

We knocked the bed down so it would fit in the truck.

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  • knock-down — [ (k)nɔkdɔn; (k)nɔkdaun ] n. m. inv. • 1909; loc. angl., de to knock « frapper » et down « à terre » ♦ Anglic. Mise à terre d un boxeur qui n est pas encore hors de combat. ● knock down nom masculin invariable (anglais to knock down, faire tom …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • knock-down — auch: knock|down 〈[nɔkdaʊn] Adj.; nur präd. u. adv.; Sp.; Boxen〉 niedergeschlagen, aber nicht kampfunfähig; →a. knockout [engl., eigtl. knocked down „niedergeschlagen“] * * * knock down, knock|down [nɔk da̮un ] <Adj.> [zu engl. to knock… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Knock-down — auch: Knock|down 〈[nɔkdaʊn] m. 6; Sp.; Boxen〉 Niederschlag [engl., „das Niederschlagen“] * * * knock down, knock|down [nɔk da̮un ] <Adj.> [zu engl. to knock down = niederschlagen] (Boxen): niedergeschlagen, aber nicht kampfunfähig. * * *… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Knock down — n. 1. To strike down; to fell; to prostrate by a blow or by blows; as, to knock down an assailant. [1913 Webster] 2. To assign to a bidder at an auction, by a blow or knock of the auctioneer s hammer; to sell at an auction; as, the vase was knoc …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • knock-down — UK US US also knockdown) adjective [only before noun] ► extremely cheap or much lower than the usual amount: »a knock down deal/price/rate »They are offering a full broadband internet service for a knock down £17.99 a month. ► very serious and… …   Financial and business terms

  • knock-down — agg.inv., s.m.inv. ES ingl. {{wmetafile0}} TS sport 1. agg.inv., di pugile che, dopo essere stato atterrato dall avversario, riesce a rialzarsi entro dieci secondi; anche avv.: finire knock down alla terza ripresa 2. s.m.inv., atterramento di un… …   Dizionario italiano

  • Knock-down — auch: Knock|down 〈[nɔkdaʊn] m.; Gen.: s, Pl.: s; Sport; Boxen〉 Niederschlag [Etym.: → knock down] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • knock-down — knock down, auch knock|down [nɔk daun] <zu engl. to knock down »niederschlagen«> niedergeschlagen, aber nicht kampfunfähig (Boxen) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • knock-down — auch: knock|down 〈[nɔkdaʊn] Adj.; Sport; Boxen〉 niedergeschlagen, aber nicht kampfunfähig; →a. s. knockout [Etym.: <engl. knocked down »niedergeschlagen« (in Anlehnung an das Substantiv gebildet)] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • knock-down — ☆ knock down or drag out [näk′doun΄ drag′out΄ ] n., adj. Informal 1. characterized by great violence, harshness, animosity, etc. [a knock down, drag out argument] 2. an extremely harsh or violent fight, argument, etc. * * * …   Universalium

  • Knock-down — Knock down, auch Knock|down der; [s], s: einfacher Niederschlag (Boxen) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

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