Meaning of “knock off (sth)” in the English Dictionary

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"knock off (sth)" in Business English

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knock off (sth)

informal
phrasal verb with knock uk /nɒk/ us verb [ T ]

to stop working, usually at the end of the day:

I usually try to knock off early on a Friday.
We didn't knock off work until 7:30.

knock off sth

phrasal verb with knock uk /nɒk/ us verb [ T ]

to produce a cheap copy of someone else's product, usually illegally:

Small companies may see their inventions knocked off before they can make any money from them.
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(Definition of “knock off (sth)” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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