knock down

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verb \ˈnäk-ˈdau̇n\

Definition of knock down

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to strike to the ground with or as if with a sharp blow :  fell

  3. 2 :  to dispose of (an item) to a bidder at an auction sale

  4. 3 :  to take apart :  disassemble

  5. 4 :  to receive as income or salary :  earn <positions where they were able to knock down good money — Infantry Jour.>

  6. 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>

15th Century

First Known Use of knock down

15th century



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