Complete Definition of "knock off"

English

Noun
knock-off, knockoff, knock off

  1. idiom An imitation, especially one of poorer quality.

#:This spreadsheet program is a knock off of Visicalc.

Verb
en-verb|inf=to knock off|knocks off|knocking off|knocked off|knocked off

  1. To bump or hit so that something falls off

#: Don't knock off the ornament with your clumsy arms.

  1. idiom|nautical 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.

#:I think I'll knock off for the evening and go to bed.

  1. idiom To kill someone

#:The mobsters hired the guy to knock off their enemies.

  1. idiom To reduce or remove

#:They agreed to knock off 20% of the price.

  1. idiom To steal.

#:They decided to knock off a TV set from the community centre.

Translations
Slovak: zraziť (1)

Related terms
bump off (3)
knock
knock down
knock it off
knock over
knock one's socks off

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