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- n. Alternative form of knockoff.
- v. Used other than as an idiom: see knock, off.
- v. To bump or hit so that something falls off
- v. To quit; stop doing work or other activity. The term originated from the practice aboard slave galleys to have a man beat time for the rowers by knocking on a block or drum; when he stopped, the rowers could rest.
- v. To kill someone
- v. To reduce or remove
- v. To steal.
- v. To make a copy of, as of a design.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See knock off in the vocabulary.
- n. a device in a knitting machine to remove loops from the needles.
- v. to quit (working).
- v. to accomplish; -- frequently used when the task is accomplished rapidly.
- v. to kill; to defeat (opponents).
- v. to discount, to deduct (a sum from a price).
- v. to rob.
- v. to make a knockoff of; to copy or imitate, usually without permission or admission of copying.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. cut the price of
- v. write quickly
- v. take by theft
- v. get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing
- v. stop pursuing or acting
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