knock over


knock over

verb

Definition of KNOCK OVER

transitive verb
1
a (1) :  to strike to the ground :  fell (2) :  overwhelm <was knocked over by the news>
b :  eliminate <knocked over every difficulty>
2
a :  steal; especially :  hijack <knocks over a truckload of merchandise — J. B. Martin>
b :  rob <knocking over a bank>

Examples of KNOCK OVER

  1. <he knocked over six convenience stores before getting caught>
  2. <knocked me over trying to get out the door>

First Known Use of KNOCK OVER

circa 1814

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