knock down

verb
1. cause to come or go down (Freq. 5)
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The policeman downed the heavily armed suspect

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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:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s somebody

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Something ——s somebody

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Something ——s something

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The fighter managed to knock down his opponent

2. knock down with force (Freq. 1)
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He decked his opponent

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

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

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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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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