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- Alternative form of
- A device in a knitting machine to remove loops from the needles.
- Used other than as an idiom: see knock, off.
- (transitive) To bump or hit so that something falls off
- Don't knock off the ornament with your clumsy arms.
- (idiomatic, intransitive) To quit; stop doing work or other activity. The term originated from the practice aboard slave galleys to have a man beat time for the rowers by knocking on a block or drum; when he stopped, the rowers could rest.
- I think I'll knock off for the evening and go to bed.
- (idiomatic) To kill someone
- The mobsters hired the guy to knock off their enemies.
- (idiomatic) To reduce or remove
- They agreed to knock off 20% of the price.
- (idiomatic) To rob.
- They decided to knock off a liquor store downtown.
- (transitive) To make a copy of, as of a design.
- They send people to the shows in Milan for "ideas", which means knocking off the designs they guess would sell.
- (transitive) To assign (an item) to a bidder at an auction, indicated by knocking on the counter.
Terms derived from knock off (verb)
terms related to knock off (verb)
hit (something) off