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KNOCK OFF

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does knock off mean? 

KNOCK OFF (verb)
  The verb KNOCK OFF has 5 senses:

1. get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing
2. cut the price of
3. take by theft
4. write quickly
5. stop pursuing or acting

  Familiarity information: KNOCK OFF used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


KNOCK OFF (verb)


Sense 1knock off [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

do in; knock off; liquidate; neutralise; neutralize; waste

Context examples:

The mafia liquidated the informer / the double agent was neutralized

Hypernyms (to "knock off" is one way to...):

kill (cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence example:

They want to knock off the prisoners


Sense 2knock off [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cut the price of

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

knock off; shave

Hypernyms (to "knock off" is one way to...):

bring down; cut; cut back; cut down; reduce; trim; trim back; trim down (cut down on; make a reduction in)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "knock off"):

mark down (reduce the price of)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3knock off [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Take by theft

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

cop; glom; snitch; thieve; knock off; hook

Context example:

Someone snitched my wallet!

Hypernyms (to "knock off" is one way to...):

steal (take without the owner's consent)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 4knock off [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Write quickly

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

dash off; fling off; toss off; scratch off; knock off

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "knock off" is one way to...):

compose; indite; pen; write (produce a literary work)

Domain category:

authorship; composition; penning; writing (the act of creating written works)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

Did he knock off his major works over a short period of time?


Sense 5knock off [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Stop pursuing or acting

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

knock off; drop

Context examples:

drop a lawsuit / knock it off!

Hypernyms (to "knock off" is one way to...):

cease; discontinue; give up; lay off; quit; stop (put an end to a state or an activity)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "knock off"):

nolle pros (drop prosecution of by entering a nolle prosequi in the court records)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something


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