knock off

  1. write quickly
    She dashed off a note to her husband saying she would not be home for supper
    He scratched off a thank-you note to the hostess
  2. take by theft
    Someone snitched my wallet!
  3. get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing
    the double agent was neutralized
    The mafia liquidated the informer
  4. cut the price of
  5. stop pursuing or acting
    knock it off!
    drop a lawsuit
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How To Use knock off In A Sentence

  • He was planning to knock off the library.
  • Many walkers take a sketch pad or an easel and paints to knock off their own Constable forgery. Times, Sunday Times
  • To apply powder on top of foundation, fill a brush with powder; knock off any excess; cover the centre panel, across the jawbone and down on to the neck.
  • He says he can knock off sonnet on any occasion.
  • I've a pile of work to knock off before I can take my holiday.
  • Will a few years of mockery and bullying knock off their corners, put a little grit in the old oyster? Times, Sunday Times
  • Knock off the sludge everybody knows remains on the voter rolls, and that 72 percent pushes 90 percent.
  • I manage to knock off my headlamp, and everything goes black. Caves of the Deep South
  • In sports, it's fun to root for the underdog because of the small chance that he can knock off a superstar.
  • We usually knock off work at about twelve on Saturday.
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