Knock off - definition, transcription

Amer.  |ˈnɑːk ˈɒf|
Brit.  |nɒk ɒf|

verb

- get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing (syn: liquidate, neutralise, neutralize, waste)
- cut the price of (syn: shave)
- take by theft (syn: cop, glom, hook, snitch, thieve)
- write quickly
- stop pursuing or acting (syn: drop)

Examples

I can knock off a poem in half an hour.

I don't want to knock the old man off.

...decided it was time to knock off telling fantastic fibs about her family background...

...a proposal to knock 10 cents off the gasoline tax...

If you take both dresses, I'll knock $2 off.

He knocked $10 off price as I was paying cash.

These boys have knocked off the whole cake!

You can't knock me off, I've done nothing!

What a beauty! I'd like to knock her off!

...the kind of work environment in which staffers can knock off early on Friday and chin with the boss...

Do you want to knock off early today?

We usually knock off work at about twelve on Saturday.

I'll knock off £10.

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