knock over

verb

Definition of knock over

1 a (1) : to strike to the ground : fell
(2) : overwhelm
  • was knocked over by the news
b : eliminate
  • knocked over every difficulty
2 a : steal; especially : hijack
  • knocks over a truckload of merchandise
  • —J. B. Martin
b : 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

in the meaning defined at sense 1a(1)

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