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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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