knock over

verb

Definition of knock over

transitive verb
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



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