What does knock down mean?

Definitions for knock down

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. knock-down(a), powerful(verb)

    strong enough to knock down or overwhelm

    "a knock-down blow"

  2. down, knock down, cut down, push down, pull down(verb)

    cause to come or go down

    "The policeman downed the heavily armed suspect"; "The mugger knocked down the old lady after she refused to hand over her wallet"

  3. deck, coldcock, dump, knock down, floor(verb)

    knock down with force

    "He decked his opponent"

  4. blast, knock down(verb)

    shatter as if by explosion


  1. Knock down(n.)

    To take apart; to dissassemble; as, to knock down a rifle for cleaning.

  2. Knock down(n.)

    To reduce or discount the price of; as, the dresses were knocked down to twenty dollars.

  3. Knock down(n.)

    To earn (an income).

  4. Knock down(n.)

    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 knocked down at two thousand dollars.


  1. knock down(Verb)

    To hit or knock (something), intentionally or accidentally, so that it falls

  2. knock down(Verb)

    To demolish.

  3. knock down(Verb)

    At an auction, to declare (something) sold with a blow from the gavel.

  4. knock down(Verb)

    To reduce the price of.

  5. knock down(Verb)

    To drink fast


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of knock down in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of knock down in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Hillary Clinton:

    It will take all of us working together to knock down these barriers to stand for the basic proposition that yes we are all created equal.

  2. Jere Simpson:

    We thought that if we could just knock down one really big client, we could pay for the whole workforce, and anything we made past that would be extra profit.

  3. Stephen Curry:

    When nights like tonight happen, you find shots and they keep going in, i was just trying to be aggressive, was able to get in the paint a good amount, knock down some threes and keep them honest, and kind of open the game up.

  4. Mo Fathelbab:

    I'm a Muslim-American and I'm tired of the rampant Islamophobia overtaking the campaign, and until Muslim Mel Brooks appears on the scene to comically knock down Trump with our version of 'The Producers,' this is the next best thing.

  5. Sean King Park Strategies:

    Beijing will express total outrage at the [UN tribunal] ruling, refusing to acknowledge its validity. Vietnam and others will politely applaud a favorable Manila ruling, as it’ll knock down Beijing a peg or two and thus, at least rhetorically, strengthen their own posture versus Beijing.

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