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phrasal verb informal
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyknock off
he/she/itknocks off
present participleknocking off
past tenseknocked off
past participleknocked off
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  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive]knock off something to stop working
    Do you want to knock off early tonight?
    He knocks off work at 6.
  2. 3
    [transitive]knock something off something to reduce a price or an amount
    They’ll knock some off the price if you pick it up it yourself.
    Kelly knocked two seconds off her previous time.
  3. 4
    [transitive] to produce something quickly and carelessly, often a copy of something else
    Forgers can knock off a fake passport in no time.
  4. 5
    [transitive] British offensive to have sex with someone
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