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knock off

verb

Definition of knock off

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to stop doing something

  3. transitive verb
  4. 1 :  to do hurriedly or routinely <knocked off one painting after another>

  5. 2 :  discontinue, stop <knocked off work at five>

  6. 3 :  deduct <knocked off a little to make the price more attractive>

  7. 4 a :  kill <knocked off two men … on mercenary grounds — Lewis Baker> b :  overcome, defeat <knocked off each center of rebellion>

  8. 5 :  rob <knocked off a couple of banks>

  9. 6 :  to make a knockoff of :  copy, imitate <knocks off popular dress designs>



Examples of knock off

  1. <decided it was time to knock off telling fantastic fibs about her family background>

  2. <a proposal to knock 10 cents off the gasoline tax>



1649

First Known Use of knock off

1649



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