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knock down

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of knock down

  1. 1 to receive as return for effort <she's knocking down a good salary, but she has to work very hard> Synonyms acquire, attain, bag, bring in, capture, carry, come by, draw, gain, garner, get, earn, land, make, obtain, procure, pull down, realize, reap, secure, winRelated Words clear, gross, net; accomplish, achieve, notch (up), score; accumulate, amass, draw, rack up; catch, pick up; annex, occupy, take over; reacquire, reattain, recapture, regain, remakeNear Antonyms accord, give, grant, pay; give up, hand over, part (with), relinquish, surrender, yieldAntonyms forfeit, lose

  2. 2 to take apart <right after the holidays the stores start to knock down the window displays> Synonyms break down, demount, dismantle, dismember, dismount, disassemble, strike, take downRelated Words detach, disengage; break up, disaggregate, disarticulate, disconnect, disjoin, disjoint, dissever, disunite, divide, separateNear Antonyms build, erect, pitch; combine, uniteAntonyms assemble, construct

  3. 3 to strike (someone) so forcefully as to cause a fall <the overexcited dog knocked the toddler down> Synonyms bowl (down or over), down, drop, floor, fell, knock over, level, mow (down), prostrateRelated Words kayo, knock out, KO; overthrow, throw down, topple; bang, bash, belt, bludgeon, clobber, hammer, hit, jab, paste, poke, pound, punch, slam, slap, slog, slug, smack, smite, sock, swat, swipe, thump, thwack, wallop, whack, whale

  4. 4 to make smaller in amount, volume, or extent <they'll have to knock down the price of those televisions if they expect to sell any> Synonyms abate, de-escalate, dent, deplete, diminish, downscale, downsize, drop, dwindle, ease, decrease, lessen, lower, reduceRelated Words compress, condense, constrict, contract; abbreviate, abridge, clip, crop, curtail, cut, cut back, cut down, dock, nick, pare, prune, retrench, shorten, slash, trim, truncate, whittle; deflate, shrink; minimize; moderate, modify, modulate, qualifyNear Antonyms blow up, dilate, distend, inflate, swell; elongate, extend, lengthen, prolong, protract; add (to), complement, supplement; enhance, heighten, intensify; redoubleAntonyms aggrandize, amplify, augment, boost, enlarge, escalate, expand, increase, raise




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