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To knock someone down by hitting them

knock

verb

to hit someone very hard, so that they fall or become unconscious

strike down

to hit someone with enough force to make them fall down

knock down

to hit someone with a vehicle so that they are injured or killed

take down

to hit or shoot someone so that they fall down

flatten

verb

to knock someone down by hitting them hard

lay out

to hit someone so hard that they fall to the ground and become unconscious

send someone sprawling

to hit someone with so much force that they fall down

punch someone’s lights out

to hit someone so hard that they fall and cannot get up

deck

verb

to hit someone so hard that they fall to the ground

floor

verb

to hit someone hard so that they fall to the ground

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