knock down

  1. cause to come or go down
    The mugger knocked down the old lady after she refused to hand over her wallet
    The policeman downed the heavily armed suspect
  2. shatter as if by explosion
  3. knock down with force
    He decked his opponent
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How To Use knock down In A Sentence

  • If they decide to knock down perfectly decent houses, that's their decision - they have to be answerable for that.
  • We're all fighting to knock down stereotypical images of older men and women that cause more damage than good in society. Times, Sunday Times
  • We'll have more space if we knock down the adjoining wall .
  • Trying to knock down the bedroom door with the skillet, I was able to see another door opening across the hall.
  • You persuaded me to give up that silly drink they call sherry, and drink ale; and what was it but drinking ale which gave me courage to knock down that fellow The Romany Rye A Sequel to 'Lavengro'
  • He wanted to knock down a bank.
  • Villagers south of York are fighting plans to knock down a derelict health centre and build three new houses in its stead.
  • It is assumed that the ancient players had become so expert that they could always knock down any single kayle-pin, or any two kayle-pins that stood close together. The Canterbury Puzzles And Other Curious Problems
  • B efore Soros, Helmut Kohl used the deutsche mark to breach the Berlin Wall–a wall that no one had ever been able to knock down using artillery shells. Those “self-executing rules”
  • Throwing strikes is great because you knock down all 10 pins and don't have to shoot a spare.
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