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English verb: knock off

1. knock off (contact) get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing


SamplesThe mafia liquidated the informer.
The double agent was neutralized.


ExamplesThey want to knock off the prisoners


Synonymsdo in, liquidate, neutralise, neutralize, waste


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)kill

2. knock off (possession) cut the price of


Synonymsshave


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bring down, cut, cut back, cut down, reduce, trim, trim back, trim down


Narrower (hyponym)mark down

3. knock off (possession) take by theft


SamplesSomeone snitched my wallet!.


Synonymscop, glom, hook, snitch, thieve


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)steal

4. knock off (creation) write quickly


SamplesShe dashed off a note to her husband saying she would not be home for supper.
He scratched off a thank-you note to the hostess.


ExamplesDid he knock off his major works over a short period of time?


Synonymsdash off, fling off, scratch off, toss off


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)compose, indite, pen, write


Domain categoryauthorship, composition, penning, writing

5. knock off (change) stop pursuing or acting


SamplesDrop a lawsuit.
Knock it off!.


Synonymsdrop


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cease, discontinue, give up, lay off, quit, stop


Narrower (hyponym)nol.pros., nolle pros, nolle prosequi









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