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English definition of “knock sth off”

knock sth off

verb uk phrasal verb with knock   /nɒk/ us    /nɑːk/

(STEAL)

(US knock sth over) slang to steal something: He has a stack of computer equipment he's knocked off from various shops. Terrorist groups are knocking off (US also knocking over) banks to get money. He was caught selling knocked-off car radios in the pub.

(PRODUCE)

informal to produce something quickly and easily: She can knock off (= write) a novel in a couple of weeks.
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