knock off

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knock off

verb

Definition of KNOCK OFF

intransitive verb
:  to stop doing something
transitive verb
1
:  to do hurriedly or routinely <knocked off one painting after another>
2
:  discontinue, stop <knocked off work at five>
3
:  deduct <knocked off a little to make the price more attractive>
4
a :  kill <knocked off two men … on mercenary grounds — Lewis Baker>
b :  overcome, defeat <knocked off each center of rebellion>
5
:  rob <knocked off a couple of banks>
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>

First Known Use of KNOCK OFF

1649

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