Meaning of “knock sth out” in the English Dictionary

"knock sth out" in Business English

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knock sth out

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

to produce something quickly without spending time thinking about the details:

Modern computer games take a long time to develop; you can no longer knock one out in three months.

to stop a machine, system, etc. from working:

Powerful storms knocked out electricity to more than a million customers in the area in July.

(Definition of “knock sth out” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)