Origin of knockdown
Words nearby knockdown
How to use knockdown in a sentence
I lost my first two races, but I learned that a knockdown is different than a knockout.Congressman Hakeem Jeffries Poised for Power? Possibly …|Joshua Eferighe|May 4, 2021|Ozy
Yes, I know they’ve added Sami Whitcomb, that newly acquired Betnijah Laney became a knockdown scorer for Atlanta last year, that Rebecca Allen is expected back and that Sabrina Ionescu is pretty good at the shooting thing, too.
Reinvent cohost Adam Lashinsky describes Lyft as “the company with nine lives” that continuously faces “these knockdown moments” but keeps getting back up.
I bought a number of knockdown chairs in Chicago all made by hand for $125 and sold them for much more.Old Rail Fence Corners|Various
But—well, I knocked him down on deck a short time back, and the knockdown stands; but they would not allow a finish.The Wreck of the Titan|Morgan Robertson
He comes up again after every knockdown, as fresh as a daisy.Fast Nine|Alan Douglas
Toppy shook his head, like a pugilist clearing his wits after a knockdown.The Snow-Burner|Henry Oyen
That pathetic old arm warding him off hurt him more at the core than a knockdown blow from a stronger limb.A Scout of To-day|Isabel Hornibrook
British Dictionary definitions for knockdown
Other Idioms and Phrases with knockdown
Take apart for storage or shipping, as in We need to knock down this chest to ship it safely overseas. [Mid-1900s]
Declare sold at an auction, as by striking a blow with a gavel. For example, That was the last bid, and the first edition was knocked down for only three hundred. [Mid-1700s]
Reduce the price of, as in They knocked it down by another hundred dollars, or An overabundant harvest will knock down corn prices. [Colloquial; mid-1800].
Earn as wages, as in She knocks down a hundred grand a year. [Slang; 1920s]
Steal, embezzle, as in He was caught knocking down the box-office receipts. This usage may be obsolescent. [Slang; mid-1800s] Also see knock over, def. 2.