What does knock off mean?

Definitions for knock off

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. neutralize, neutralise, liquidate, waste, knock off, do in(verb)

    get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing

    "The mafia liquidated the informer"; "the double agent was neutralized"

  2. shave, knock off(verb)

    cut the price of

  3. hook, snitch, thieve, cop, knock off, glom(verb)

    take by theft

    "Someone snitched my wallet!"

  4. dash off, scratch off, knock off, toss off, fling off(verb)

    write quickly

    "She dashed off a note to her husband saying she would not be home for supper"; "He scratched off a thank-you note to the hostess"

  5. drop, knock off(verb)

    stop pursuing or acting

    "drop a lawsuit"; "knock it off!"


  1. knock off(v. i. & t.)

    to quit (working).

  2. knock off(v. i. & t.)

    to accomplish; -- frequently used when the task is accomplished rapidly.

  3. knock off(v. i. & t.)

    to discount, to deduct (a sum from a price).

  4. knock off(v. i. & t.)

    to rob.


  1. knock off(Noun)

    An imitation, especially one of poorer quality.

  2. knock off(Verb)

    To bump or hit so that something falls off

  3. knock off(Verb)

    To quit; stop doing work or other activity. The term originated from the practice aboard slave galleys to have a man beat time for the rowers by knocking on a block or drum; when he stopped, the rowers could rest.

  4. knock off(Verb)

    To kill someone

  5. knock off(Verb)

    To reduce or remove

  6. knock off(Verb)

    To steal.


  1. Knock Off

    Knock Off is a 1998 American action film directed by Tsui Hark, starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lela Rochon, Michael Fitzgerald Wong, Rob Schneider and Paul Sorvino.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of knock off in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of knock off in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Michael Roizen:

    More than two drinks at a time starts to knock off liver cells.

  2. Ron Wyden:

    Today, across American we are taking the gloves off to say it’s time to knock off the tax rip-off, no more Caymen Islands tax breaks … no more Wall Street tax breaks.

  3. Ron Wyden:

    Today, across American we are taking the gloves off to say it’s time to knock off the tax rip-off, no more Cayman Islands tax breaks … no more Wall Street tax breaks.

  4. John Legere:

    While the carriers are breaking every promise they’ve ever made with their knock-off upgrade programs, we’re racing full speed ahead, making one of our most popular moves even better, jUMP! On Demand is the best way to get a new smartphone whenever you want. Zero out the door. Zero at upgrade. Zero fees. Zero wait. Zero BS.

  5. Marina Novack:

    You see kids suffering Ebola, they just don’t feel well, they want to be touched, they want to be hugged, when you’re wearing a PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), you are scary-looking to them, they still want you to hold them and they reach for you. But because there is the risk that one of them may knock off your goggles or rip your gloves, you’re unable to carry them.

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