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See also: knockdown
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- (transitive) To hit or knock (something or someone), intentionally or accidentally, so that it falls.
- As I took the can off the shelf, I knocked down the one beside it.
- 1977, Sonny James (lyrics and music), “In the Jailhouse Now”, in Sonny James In Prison, In Person:
- He was out tomcatting one night / When he started a big fight / And a big policeman came and knocked him down.
- (transitive) To demolish.
- We knocked down the garden shed when we moved.
- (transitive) At an auction, to declare (something) sold with a blow from the gavel.
- The picture was knocked down for £50.
- (transitive, informal) To reduce the price of.
- They knocked it down by another £5, so we bought it.
- To drink fast.
- I love to go down the pub and knock down pints of lager.
- (transitive, usually passive) To disassemble for shipment.
- The furniture is shipped knocked down, so assembly is required.
- (hit or knock (something) so that it falls): knock over
- (demolish): demolish, destroy
- (declare something sold at an auction with a blow from the gavel): sell
- (reduce the price of): reduce
hit or knock (something) so that it falls
demolish — see demolish
declare something sold at an auction with a blow from the gavel