Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

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

pre-cation

a paid holiday given to a new employee before they start their job

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

selfie stick

an expandable stick which you attach to a mobile phone or camera to help you take a selfie …

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog