knock-down, drag-out

adjective
variants: or knock-down-and-drag-out

Definition of knock-down, drag-out 

: marked by extreme violence or bitterness and by the showing of no mercy knock-down, drag-out political debates

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from knock-down, drag-out

knock-down-drag-out noun

First Known Use of knock-down, drag-out

1834, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about knock-down, drag-out

Share knock-down, drag-out

Statistics for knock-down, drag-out

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for knock-down, drag-out

The first known use of knock-down, drag-out was in 1834

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for knock-down, drag-out

knock-down, drag-out

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of knock-down, drag-out

: very angry or violent

More from Merriam-Webster on knock-down, drag-out

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for knock-down, drag-out

Comments on knock-down, drag-out

What made you want to look up knock-down, drag-out? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

by force of circumstances

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Vocab Quiz

  • the-education-of-achilles-eugne-delacroix
  • Which is a synonym of discomfit?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!