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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theyknock down
he/she/itknocks down
present participleknocking down
past tenseknocked down
past participleknocked down
  1. 1

    knock down

    or

    knock over

    British to hit someone with a vehicle so that they are injured or killed
    Sue was knocked down just yards from her home.
  2. 2
    to deliberately destroy a building or wall
    The far wall could be knocked down to make the room bigger.
  3. 3
    informal to reduce a price or amount
    They knocked the price of beer down over 20p a pint to £1.45.
    1. a.
      knock someone down to persuade someone to reduce the price of something
      I managed to knock him down to £120.
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