from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. to cease, as from work; to desist.
- transitive v. To force off by a blow or by beating.
- transitive v. To assign to a bidder at an auction, by a blow on the counter.
- transitive v. To leave off (work, etc.).
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That a deep, hungry team could add a post-up scoring threat like seven-footer James Edwards obtained from Phoenix Suns in midseason, the Pistons had all the tools to knock off Boston.
"I know perfectly well what risks we'd run, but, Menolly, there's a lot more going on here than just a serial killer out to knock off the Puma Weres.
An assumption of what precautions I would have taken if I'd hired someone to knock off James Ratcliffe the way it was done at Swine Brook Field. "
So he was called Scraps, and, since he was nobody's dog, was everybody's dog -- so much so, that Mr. Jackson promised to knock Ah Moy's block off if he did not feed the puppy well, while Sigurd Halvorsen, in the forecastle, did his best to knock off Henrik Gjertsen's block when the latter was guilty of kicking Scraps out of his way.
He had previously beaten not only Dick Nixon, a former vice-president of the United States, but U.S. Senator William F. Knowland, an Oakland publisher who was another Republican powerhouse in California, and I suspect he thought it would be even easier to knock off this newcomer to politics from Hollywood.
'The Skipper' "At some point all of us wanted to knock off Marcia—and so I did," says Roxanne Diesel , author of the Brady script.
No one's expecting another 30-something-point game Monday, but Heat coach Erik Spoelstra knows it'll take one of those efforts to knock off the Cavs.