Learn useful English phrasal verbs with KNOCK (with their meaning and examples).
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- 1 Knock about
- 2 Knock about
- 3 Knock about
- 4 Knock about
- 5 Knock back
- 6 Knock back
- 7 Phrasal verbs with Knock – “Knock down” meaning and example.
- 8 Knock down
- 9 Knock down
- 10 Knock down
- 11 Knock down
- 12 Knock down
- 13 Knock down
- 14 Knock it off
- 15 Phrasal verbs with Knock – “Knock off” meaning and example.
- 16 Knock off
- 17 Knock off
- 18 Knock off
- 19 Knock off
- 20 Knock off
- 21 Knock off
- 22 Knock out
- 23 Knock out
- 24 Knock out
- 25 Knock out
- 26 Knock out
- 27 Knock out
- 28 Knock out
- 29 Knock over
- 30 Knock over
- 31 Knock together
- 32 Knock up
- 33 Knock up
- Meaning: Spend time companionably; to hang around
- Example: I used to knock about with John when we were younger.
- Meaning: Engage in a relaxing activity in; to hang around in
- Example: I like to knock about the garden on Saturdays.
- Meaning: Be located in or mislaid in
- Example: I’ve got some scissors knocking about the house.
- Meaning: Hit or behave violently towards
- Example: It was known that he would knock his wife about when he had been drinking.
- Meaning: Stun; to surprise
- Example: I was knocked back by the sheer size of the hall.
- Meaning: Reject; to refuse
- Example: How many job seekers did you knock back today?
Useful phrasal verbs with KNOCK | Image 1.
Phrasal verbs with Knock – “Knock down” meaning and example.
- Meaning: Hit or knock (something), intentionally or accidentally, so that it falls
- Example: As I took the can off the shelf, I knocked down the one beside it.
- Meaning: Demolish
- Example: We knocked down the garden shed when we moved.
- Meaning: At an auction, to declare (something) sold with a blow from the gavel
- Example: The picture was knocked down for £50.
- Meaning: Reduce the price of
- Example: They knocked it down by another £5, so we bought it.
- Meaning: Drink fast
- Example: I love to go down the pub and knock down pints of lager.
- Meaning: Disassemble for shipment
- Example: The furniture is shipped knocked down, so assembly is required.
Knock it off
- Meaning: Stop doing something; desist
- Example: Would you two please knock it off with the shouting? I’m trying to sleep.
Phrasal verbs with Knock – “Knock off” meaning and example.
- Meaning: Bump or hit so that something falls off
- Example: Don’t knock off the ornament with your clumsy arms.
- Meaning: Quit; stop doing work or other activity
- Example: I think I’ll knock off for the evening and go to bed.
- Meaning: Kill someone
- Example: The mobsters hired the guy to knock off their enemies.
- Meaning: Reduce or remove
- Example: They agreed to knock off 20% of the price.
- Meaning: Rob
- Example: They decided to knock off a liquor store downtown.
- Meaning: Make a copy of, as of a design
- Example: They send people to the shows in Milan for “ideas”, which means knocking off the designs they guess would sell.
Useful phrasal verbs with KNOCK | Image 2.
- Meaning: Strike or bump (someone or something) out
- Example: I accidentally knocked out the glass in my picture frame.
- Meaning: Render unconscious, as by a blow to the head
- Example: The boxer knocked out his opponent in the third round.
- Meaning: Put to sleep
- Example: The allergy pill knocked him out for a good three hours.
- Meaning: Exhaust
- Example: Running errands all day really knocked him out.
- Meaning: Complete, especially in haste; knock off
- Example: They knocked out the entire project in one night.
- Meaning: Cause a mechanism to become non-functional by damaging or destroying it
- Example: The antitank gun knocked out the enemy tank.
- Meaning: Communicate (a message) by knocking
- Example: The prisoner knocked out a message on the wall for the prisoner in the adjoining cell.
- Meaning: Bump or strike something in such a way as to tip it
- Example: I knocked over a can of paint and spent the next hour cleaning up.
- Meaning: Rob; to stage a heist of
- Example: The bandits knocked over another bank, making three this week.
- Meaning: Assemble something quickly; to knock up
- Example: I’ll just knock together a quick demo.
- Meaning: Put together, fabricate, or assemble, particularly if done hastily or temporarily .
- Example: I’ll just knock up a quick demo for the sales presentation.
- Meaning: Impregnate, especially out of wedlock
- Example: I guess his summer plans are shot now that he knocked his girlfriend up.