knock off

knock off (plural knock offs)

  1. Alternative form of knockoff

knock off

  1. (intransitive, slang) To halt one's work or other activity.
    I think I'll knock off for the evening and go to bed.
  2. (transitive, slang) To kill.
    The mobsters hired the guy to knock off their enemies.
    1. (sports, by extension) To defeat.
      The Hammers knocked off Arsenal on the strength of a 78th-minute tally from Jarrod Bowen.
  3. (transitive) To remove, as a discount or estimate.
    They agreed to knock off 20% of the price.
  4. (transitive, slang) To rob.
    They decided to knock off a liquor store downtown.
  5. (transitive) To make a copy of, as of a design.
    They send people to the shows in Milan for "ideas", which means knocking off the designs they guess would sell.
  6. (transitive) To assign (an item) to a bidder at an auction, indicated by knocking on the counter.
  7. (transitive, slang) To have sex with.
  8. (transitive, informal) To accomplish hastily.
    I knocked off a couple of quick sketches before the design meeting.
Synonyms Related terms Translations
  • Portuguese: derrubar
  • Russian: сбива́ть

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