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knock down


verb (transitive, adverb)

  1. to strike to the ground with a blow, as in boxing
  2. (in auctions) to declare (an article) sold, as by striking a blow with a gavel
  3. to demolish
  4. to dismantle, for ease of transport
  5. (informal) to reduce (a price, etc)
  6. (Australian, slang) to spend (a cheque)
  7. (Australian, slang) to drink


knockdown (prenominal)
  1. overwhelming; powerful   ⇒ a knockdown blow
  2. (mainly British) cheap   ⇒ I got the table at a knockdown price
  3. easily dismantled   ⇒ knockdown furniture


  1. (US & Australian, slang) an introduction   ⇒ will you give me a knockdown to her?

Translations for 'knock down'

  • British English: knock downPronunciation for knock down To knock down a building or part of a building means to demolish or destroy it.Why doesn't he just knock the wall down?nɒk daʊn VERB
  • Arabic: يُهَدِّمُPronunciation for يُهَدِّمُ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: derrubar com uma pancadaPronunciation for derrubar com uma pancada
  • Chinese: 击倒Pronunciation for 击倒
  • Croatian: srušitiPronunciation for srušiti
  • Czech: strhnoutPronunciation for strhnout strhávatbudovu
  • Danish: slå nedPronunciation for slå ned
  • Dutch: neerhalenPronunciation for neerhalen
  • European Spanish: derribarPronunciation for derribar
  • Finnish: iskeä maahanPronunciation for iskeä maahan
  • French: renverserPronunciation for renverser
  • German: niederschlagenPronunciation for niederschlagen
  • Greek: ρίχνω κάτω με ένα χτύπημαPronunciation for ρίχνω κάτω με ένα χτύπημα
  • Italian: abbatterePronunciation for abbattere
  • Japanese: 打ち倒すPronunciation for 打ち倒す
  • Korean: 때려 부수다Pronunciation for 때려 부수다
  • Norwegian: slå nedPronunciation for slå ned
  • Polish: wywrócićPronunciation for wywrócić wywracać
  • Portuguese: derrubarPronunciation for derrubar
  • Romanian: a dărâma
  • Russian: сноситьPronunciation for сносить
  • Spanish: derribarPronunciation for derribar
  • Swedish: slå nerPronunciation for slå ner
  • Thai: ทุบทิ้งPronunciation for ทุบทิ้ง
  • Turkish: devirmekPronunciation for devirmekdüşürmek
  • Ukrainian: зносити знести
  • Vietnamese: phá hủyPronunciation for phá hủy

Example Sentences Including 'knock down'

Gonna make hash of Saddam's praetorian guard, gonna knock down all his statues and drain his swimming pool.
Edmonton Sun (2003)
Gruden continued to knock down that idea after arriving in Philadelphia on Friday night.
Ottawa Sun (2003)
He concluded to Flexman: `only take care you do not kill yourself, or knock down the house '.
James Hamilton FARADAY: The Life (2002)
Roll up, roll up: knock down prices on Rachel Weisz calendars.
Megastar (2004)
We frequently knock down buildings, we almost never get rid of public sculptures.
Independent (1999)
`Oh, well in that case let's just knock down all the prisons.
David Cavanagh MUSIC FOR BOYS (2003)


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