He was sacked six times and knocked down a total of 12 times.
The big danger then is getting tripped or knocked down by other runners.
He rose briefly only to be knocked down again, before being dragged off into detention.
Every time his page would grow in its following, it would get knocked down by Facebook.
In New York in 1977, a man was knocked down by a car, and got up uninjured.
Whereat McPhulach departed with an almost happy smile and knocked down an insolent fireman for the good of his soul.
One of these he knocked down with a blow of his fist, and the other fled.
Aunt will be thinking I've been knocked down and robbed of my purse.
So you see it was rather lucky that I knocked down the colonel when I did.
I had never been knocked down, and, having some curiosity upon that subject, I repeated the language.
Old English cnocian (West Saxon cnucian), "to pound, beat; knock (on a door)," likely of imitative origin. Meaning "deprecate, put down" is from 1892. Related: Knocked; knocking. Knock-kneed first attested 1774. Knock-down, drag-out is from 1827. Command knock it off "stop it" is first recorded 1880, perhaps from auctioneer's term for "dispose of quickly:"
At the commencement of the sales, he gave every one that wanted to purchase a paper containing a description of the lands that were to be sold; and, as the sales were cried, he called over the numbers and described the land; and when it got up to one dollar and a quarter an acre, if no body bid, after it was cried two or three times, he would say, knock it off, knock it off. [U.S. Senate record, 1834]
mid-14c., from knock (v.). As an engine noise, from 1899.
: It wasn't a disinterested comment—it was a knock/ The knock on Fernandez is he can't field