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English definition of “knock sth down”

knock sth down

phrasal verb with knock     /nɒk/ US  /nɑːk/ verb
B2 to destroy a building or part of a building: The Council plans to knock the library down and replace it with a hotel complex.figurative She easily knocked down every argument he put up.Destroying and demolishingDamaging and spoiling
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