knock over

verb

Definition of knock over

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a (1) :  to strike to the ground :  fell (2) :  overwhelm was knocked over by the newsb :  eliminate knocked over every difficulty

  3. 2a :  steal; especially :  hijack knocks over a truckload of merchandise — J. B. Martinb :  rob knocking over a bank

Examples of knock over in a Sentence

  1. he knocked over six convenience stores before getting caught

  2. knocked me over trying to get out the door

First Known Use of knock over

circa 1814



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