knock down

knock down
phrasal verb [transitive]
Word forms "knock down":
present tense I/you/we/they knock down he/she/it knocks down present participle knocking down past tense knocked down past participle knocked down
1) knock down or knock over
British to hit someone with a vehicle so that they are injured or killed

Sue was knocked down just yards from her home.

2) to deliberately destroy a building or wall

The far wall could be knocked down to make the room bigger.

3)
a) informal to reduce a price or amount

They knocked the price of beer down over 20p a pint to £1.45.

b) knock someone down to persuade someone to reduce the price of something

I managed to knock him down to £120.

4) to show that something such as an idea or suggestion is not good or useful

It was a theory that was easily knocked down.


English dictionary. 2014.

Игры ⚽ Нужна курсовая?
Synonyms:
, / (by auction)


Look at other dictionaries:

  • knock-down — [ (k)nɔkdɔn; (k)nɔkdaun ] n. m. inv. • 1909; loc. angl., de to knock « frapper » et down « à terre » ♦ Anglic. Mise à terre d un boxeur qui n est pas encore hors de combat. ● knock down nom masculin invariable (anglais to knock down, faire tom …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • knock-down — auch: knock|down 〈[nɔkdaʊn] Adj.; nur präd. u. adv.; Sp.; Boxen〉 niedergeschlagen, aber nicht kampfunfähig; →a. knockout [engl., eigtl. knocked down „niedergeschlagen“] * * * knock down, knock|down [nɔk da̮un ] <Adj.> [zu engl. to knock… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Knock-down — auch: Knock|down 〈[nɔkdaʊn] m. 6; Sp.; Boxen〉 Niederschlag [engl., „das Niederschlagen“] * * * knock down, knock|down [nɔk da̮un ] <Adj.> [zu engl. to knock down = niederschlagen] (Boxen): niedergeschlagen, aber nicht kampfunfähig. * * *… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Knock down — n. 1. To strike down; to fell; to prostrate by a blow or by blows; as, to knock down an assailant. [1913 Webster] 2. To assign to a bidder at an auction, by a blow or knock of the auctioneer s hammer; to sell at an auction; as, the vase was knoc …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • knock-down — UK US US also knockdown) adjective [only before noun] ► extremely cheap or much lower than the usual amount: »a knock down deal/price/rate »They are offering a full broadband internet service for a knock down £17.99 a month. ► very serious and… …   Financial and business terms

  • knock-down — agg.inv., s.m.inv. ES ingl. {{wmetafile0}} TS sport 1. agg.inv., di pugile che, dopo essere stato atterrato dall avversario, riesce a rialzarsi entro dieci secondi; anche avv.: finire knock down alla terza ripresa 2. s.m.inv., atterramento di un… …   Dizionario italiano

  • Knock-down — auch: Knock|down 〈[nɔkdaʊn] m.; Gen.: s, Pl.: s; Sport; Boxen〉 Niederschlag [Etym.: → knock down] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • knock-down — knock down, auch knock|down [nɔk daun] <zu engl. to knock down »niederschlagen«> niedergeschlagen, aber nicht kampfunfähig (Boxen) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • knock-down — auch: knock|down 〈[nɔkdaʊn] Adj.; Sport; Boxen〉 niedergeschlagen, aber nicht kampfunfähig; →a. s. knockout [Etym.: <engl. knocked down »niedergeschlagen« (in Anlehnung an das Substantiv gebildet)] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • knock-down — ☆ knock down or drag out [näk′doun΄ drag′out΄ ] n., adj. Informal 1. characterized by great violence, harshness, animosity, etc. [a knock down, drag out argument] 2. an extremely harsh or violent fight, argument, etc. * * * …   Universalium

  • Knock-down — Knock down, auch Knock|down der; [s], s: einfacher Niederschlag (Boxen) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”