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knockdown

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adjective knock·down \ ˈnäk-ˌdau̇n \

Definition of knockdown

1 :having such force as to strike down or overwhelm
  • a bewildering assortment of knockdown arguments
  • —J. W. Krutch
2 :that can easily be assembled or disassembled
  • a knockdown table
3 chiefly British :extremely low :reduced
  • knockdown prices

Examples of knockdown in a Sentence

  1. Now's your chance to buy these items at knockdown prices!

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First Known Use of knockdown

1690


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knockdown

noun

Definition of knockdown

1 :the action of knocking down
2 :something (such as a blow) that strikes down or overwhelms
3 :something (such as a piece of furniture) that can be easily assembled or disassembled

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First Known Use of knockdown

1809


knock down

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verb \ ˈnäk-ˈdau̇n \

Definition of knock down

transitive verb
1 :to strike to the ground with or as if with a sharp blow :fell
2 :to dispose of (an item) to a bidder at an auction sale
3 :to take apart :disassemble
4 :to receive as income or salary :earn
  • positions where they were able to knock down good money
  • Infantry Jour.
5 :reduce
  • knocked the price down

Examples of knock down in a Sentence

  1. she's knocking down a good salary, but she has to work very hard

  2. right after the holidays the stores start to knock down the window displays

First Known Use of knock down

15th century


KNOCKDOWN Defined for English Language Learners

knockdown

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adjective

Definition of knockdown for English Language Learners

  • of a price : greatly reduced from the original price : extremely low


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