- one of a combination of dealers who bid together, rather than against each other, at an auction, and later resell the purchases among themselves.
- an auction at which this is done.
- the sale of merchandise recently obtained by a dealer at an auction.
- to wander aimlessly or idly; loaf.
- to mistreat (someone), especially physically.
- to jar; shake up.
- to sell at auction by a blow of the hammer or to a bidder.
- to take apart or disassemble, as for facility in handling, storing, shipping, etc.
- Slang. to receive, as a salary or a scholastic grade; earn: He knocks down 30 grand a year.
- Informal. to lower the price of; reduce: to knock down end-of-season leftovers.
- Slang. to embezzle or steal (money).
- to cause (a sailing vessel) to heel, as by a gust of wind, to such a degree that it cannot right itself.
- Informal. to cease activity, especially work: to knock off at five every day.
- to stop doing something; quit: Knock it off or you'll get into a mess.
- Slang. to dispose of; finish.
- Slang. to murder; kill.
- Slang. to die.
- Slang. to get rid of; reduce.
- Slang. to disable or defeat.
- Slang. to commit a robbery at; steal from: The gang knocked off a gas station.
- Nautical Slang. to blow the head (of a sailing vessel) off the wind.
- to imitate, copy, or plagiarize: to knock off designer dresses in cheap materials.
- to defeat (an opponent) in a boxing match by striking such a blow that the opponent is unable to rise within the specified time.
- to render (a person) unconscious: Those sleeping pills knocked me out for ten hours.
- to make tired or exhausted: Christmas shopping always knocks me out.
- Informal. to produce quickly, hurriedly, or with ease: He knocks out two poems a day.
- to damage or destroy: The explosion knocked out the power for several hours.
- knock (def. 28).
- to strike (someone or something) from an erect to a prone position: to knock over a lamp.
- to distress; overcome: When the announcement came we were completely knocked over.
- Slang. to rob, burglarize, or hijack: He knocked over five banks.
- Slang. to make pregnant.
- to exhaust; weary; tire.
- to damage; mar: The children knocked up the new table.
- to injure; wound: He was afraid to come home from school all knocked up again.
- British. to wake up; rouse; call: He knocked us up before dawn.
Idioms about knock
Origin of knock
synonym study for knock
OTHER WORDS FROM knockknockless, adjectivere·knock, verbun·knocked, adjectiveun·knock·ing, adjective
How to use knock in a sentence
If you've ever questioned Justin Bieber's masculinity, he was almost knocked out by ORLANDO BLOOM.13 Celebrities Who Dissed Justin Bieber|Kevin Fallon|August 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hardy addressed the incident later, saying, “I got knocked out by Shia LaBeouf, actually.”Co-Stars Who Hated Each Other: Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams in 'The Notebook' and More|Marlow Stern|July 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A New York alderman once said Petrosino “knocked out more teeth than a dentist.”Who Really Murdered Joe Petrosino?|Barbie Latza Nadeau|June 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A star appearing on Broadway in a hit new play that knocked out Tony voters?The Tony Awards Don’t Have Love For the Stars|Tom Teodorczuk|April 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He bragged in the same interview that he had once knocked out an uncooperative horse with a single punch.‘Hurricane’ Carter Was Wrongly Convicted, But He Wasn’t Innocent|Michael Moynihan|April 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One of the men there had to be carried away with his eye knocked out by a bullet which had come through the parapet.Letters of Lt.-Col. George Brenton Laurie|George Brenton Laurie
Then Capt. ————, who practices this method of prayer, treated them for an hour before they started, and not a man was knocked out.The Profits of Religion|Upton Sinclair
When I stopped beside the wreck I felt knocked out, but getting home braced me up.
All that was left was to take his punishment and hold on until he was knocked out, but he meant to do this.
He could easily have done that during the time I was knocked out.From Farm to Fortune|Horatio Alger Jr.
British Dictionary definitions for knock
- to daze or kill (a person) by striking on the head
- effectively to prevent the further development of (a plan)
- a blow, push, or raphe gave the table a knock
- the sound so caused
Word Origin for knock
Other Idioms and Phrases with knock
In addition to the idioms beginning with knock
- knock about
- knock back
- knock cold
- knock dead
- knock down
- knock down with a feather
- knock for a loop
- knock into a cocked hat
- knock it off
- knock off
- knock oneself out
- knock on wood
- knock out
- knock over
- knock over with a feather
- knock someone's block off
- knock someone's socks off
- knock the bottom out of
- knock the living daylights out of
- knock the socks off
- knock together
- knock up
- beat (knock) into someone's head
- beat (knock) the living daylights out of
- (knock) down to size
- (knock) off someone's feet
- school of hard knocks