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Definition 1: stop pursuing or acting - [verb of change]

Samples where knock off or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • drop a lawsuit
  • knock it off!

Synonyms for knock off in the sense of this definition

(knock off is a kind of ...) put an end to a state or an activity

"Quit teasing your little brother"

(... is a kind of knock off ) drop prosecution of by entering a nolle prosequi in the court records

"They nolle prossed the charge"

Definition 2: get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing - [verb of contact]

Samples where knock off or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The mafia liquidated the informer
  • the double agent was neutralized

Synonyms for knock off in the sense of this definition

(knock off is a kind of ...) cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly

"This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank" "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays"

Definition 3: write quickly - [verb of creation]

Samples where knock off or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She 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

Synonyms for knock off in the sense of this definition

(knock off is a kind of ...) produce a literary work

"She composed a poem" "He wrote four novels"

(knock off belongs to category ...) the act of creating written works

"writing was a form of therapy for him" "it was a matter of disputed authorship"

Definition 4: take by theft - [verb of possession]

Samples where knock off or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Someone snitched my wallet!

Synonyms for knock off in the sense of this definition

(knock off is a kind of ...) take without the owner's consent

"Someone stole my wallet on the train" "This author stole entire paragraphs from my dissertation"

Definition 5: cut the price of - [verb of possession]

Synonyms for knock off in the sense of this definition

(knock off is a kind of ...) cut down on; make a reduction in

"reduce your daily fat intake" "The employer wants to cut back health benefits"

(... is a kind of knock off ) reduce the price of

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