HyperDic: knock_off

English > 5 senses of the expression knock off:
VERBcontactknock off, neutralize, neutralise, liquidate, waste, do inget rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing
possessionknock off, shavecut the price of
possessionknock off, hook, snitch, thieve, cop, glomtake by theft
creationknock off, dash off, scratch off, toss off, fling offwrite quickly
changeknock off, dropstop pursuing or acting
English > knock off: 5 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningGet rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
ModelThey want to knock off the prisoners
Synonymsneutralize, neutralise, liquidate, waste, do in
BroaderkillCause to die
Spanishliquidar, neutralizar
English > knock off: 5 senses > verb 2, possession
Meaningcut the price of.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Narrowermark downReduce the price of
Broaderreduce, cut down, cut back, trim, trim down, trim back, cut, bring downcut down on
English > knock off: 5 senses > verb 3, possession
MeaningTake by theft.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymshook, snitch, thieve, cop, glom
Broadersteal, rip off, ripTake without the owner's consent
Spanishchivarse, hurtar, mangar, robar
English > knock off: 5 senses > verb 4, creation
MeaningWrite quickly.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelDid he knock off his major works over a short period of time?
Synonymsdash off, scratch off, toss off, fling off
Categorywriting, authorship, composition, penningThe act of creating written works
Broaderwrite, compose, pen, inditeproduce a literary work
English > knock off: 5 senses > verb 5, change
Meaningstop pursuing or acting.
PatternSomebody ----s
Narrowernolle pros, nolle prosequi, nol.pros.Drop prosecution of by entering a nolle prosequi in the court records
Broaderdiscontinue, stop, cease, give up, quit, lay offput an end to a state or an activity
Spanishabandonar, dejar
Catalanabandonar, deixar

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