knock someone's head/block off

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of knock someone's head/block off

informal
:to hit someone very hard
  • I'm so angry I'd like to knock his block off.

Word by Word Definitions

knock play
  1. : to strike something with a sharp blow

  2. : to collide with something

  3. : bustle

  1. : a sharp blow : rap, hit

  2. : a severe misfortune or hardship

  3. : setback, reversal

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

block play
  1. : a compact usually solid piece of substantial material especially when worked or altered to serve a particular purpose : such as

  2. : the piece of wood on which the neck of a person condemned to be beheaded is laid for execution

  3. : a mold or form on which articles are shaped or displayed

  1. : to make unsuitable for passage or progress by obstruction

  2. : blockade

  3. : to hinder the passage, progress, or accomplishment of by or as if by interposing an obstruction

off play
  1. : from a place or position

  2. : at a distance in space or time

  3. : from a course : aside

  1. used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union

  2. : to seaward of

  3. : from the possession or charge of

  1. : seaward

  2. : right

  3. : more removed or distant

  1. : to go away : depart

  2. : kill, murder

  1. : competition : contest


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