from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun a device in a knitting machine to remove loops from the needles.
  • verb to quit (working).
  • verb to accomplish; -- frequently used when the task is accomplished rapidly.
  • verb colloq. to kill; to defeat (opponents).
  • verb to discount, to deduct (a sum from a price).
  • verb to rob.
  • verb to make a knockoff of; to copy or imitate, usually without permission or admission of copying.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Alternative form of knockoff.
  • verb Used other than as an idiom: see knock,‎ off.
  • verb transitive To bump or hit so that something falls off
  • verb idiomatic, intransitive 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.
  • verb idiomatic To kill someone
  • verb idiomatic To reduce or remove
  • verb idiomatic To steal.
  • verb transitive To make a copy of, as of a design.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb cut the price of
  • verb write quickly
  • verb take by theft
  • verb get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing
  • verb stop pursuing or acting


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