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knock down

verb

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  1. 1 to receive as return for effort she's knocking down a good salary, but she has to work very hard Synonyms acquire, attain, bag, bring in, capture, carry, come by, draw, gain, garner, get, earn, land, make, obtain, procure, pull down, realize, reap, secure, winRelated Words clear, gross, net; accomplish, achieve, notch (up), score; accumulate, amass, draw, rack up; catch, pick up; annex, occupy, take over; reacquire, reattain, recapture, regain, remakeNear Antonyms accord, give, grant, pay; give up, hand over, part (with), relinquish, surrender, yieldAntonyms forfeit, lose

  2. 2 to take apart right after the holidays the stores start to knock down the window displays Synonyms break down, demount, dismantle, dismember, dismount, disassemble, strike, take downRelated Words detach, disengage; break up, disaggregate, disarticulate, disconnect, disjoin, disjoint, dissever, disunite, divide, separateNear Antonyms build, erect, pitch; combine, uniteAntonyms assemble, construct

  3. 3 to strike (someone) so forcefully as to cause a fall the overexcited dog knocked the toddler down Synonyms bowl (down or over), down, drop, floor, fell, knock over, level, mow (down), prostrateRelated Words kayo, knock out, KO; overthrow, throw down, topple; bang, bash, belt, bludgeon, clobber, hammer, hit, jab, paste, poke, pound, punch, slam, slap, slog, slug, smack, smite, sock, swat, swipe, thump, thwack, wallop, whack, whale

  4. 4 to make smaller in amount, volume, or extent they'll have to knock down the price of those televisions if they expect to sell any Synonyms abate, de-escalate, dent, deplete, diminish, downscale, downsize, drop, dwindle, ease, decrease, lessen, lower, reduceRelated Words compress, condense, constrict, contract; abbreviate, abridge, clip, crop, curtail, cut, cut back, cut down, dock, nick, pare, prune, retrench, shorten, slash, trim, truncate, whittle; deflate, shrink; minimize; moderate, modify, modulate, qualifyNear Antonyms blow up, dilate, distend, inflate, swell; elongate, extend, lengthen, prolong, protract; add (to), complement, supplement; enhance, heighten, intensify; redoubleAntonyms aggrandize, amplify, augment, boost, enlarge, escalate, expand, increase, raise


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