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Origin of knockdown
Words nearby knockdown
Example sentences from the Web for knockdown
He comes up again after every knockdown, as fresh as a daisy.Fast Nine|Alan Douglas
Electrolyte is not supplied with batteries shipped in a knockdown condition.The Automobile Storage Battery|O. A. Witte
It entered his consciousness with the force of a knockdown blow; he could hardly stand up against it.The Measure of a Man|Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
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
A shout of rage from the piper, and a knockdown blow that levelled the offender, replied to the insult.Tom Burke Of "Ours", Volume I (of II)|Charles James Lever
British Dictionary definitions for knockdown
verb (tr, adverb)
adjective knockdown (prenominal)
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.