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 - synonyms or related words

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

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

take down

informal to hit or shoot someone so that they fall down

flatten

verb

informal to knock someone down by hitting them hard

lay out

informal 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

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

deck

verb

informal to hit someone so hard that they fall to the ground

floor

verb

to hit someone hard so that they fall to the ground

BuzzWord

mic drop

the action of deliberately dropping your microphone at the end of a speech or performance to show you think it was so good that nothing better could follow it

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

rhythmus

moving with rhythm, together as one

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
Macmillan learn live love play