knock sb/sth down Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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knock sb/sth down

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


to ​cause someone or something to ​fall to the ​ground by ​hitting him, her, or it


informal to ​reduce a ​price, or to ​persuade someone to ​reduce the ​price of something they are ​selling: She ​wanted $200 but I ​knocked her down to $175.
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(Definition of knock sb/sth down from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “knock sb/sth down”
in Chinese (Simplified) 击倒, 击倒,打倒…
in Turkish yıkmak, yere sermek, vurup düşürmek…
in Russian сбить с ног, свалить…
in Chinese (Traditional) 擊倒, 擊倒,打倒…
in Polish przewrócić kogoś/coś, obalić kogoś/coś…
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