knock over

verb
knocked over; knocking over; knocks over

Definition of knock over

transitive verb

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

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Examples of knock over in a Sentence

he knocked over six convenience stores before getting caught 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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The first known use of knock over was circa 1814

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Cite this Entry

“Knock over.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/knock%20over. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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