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Meaning of KNOCK OFF

Pronunciation:  nâk of

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  stop pursuing or acting; "drop a lawsuit"; "knock it off!"
  2. [v]  get rid of; kill; "The mafia liquidated the informer"
  3. [v]  write quickly, as of letters or notes
  4. [v]  take by theft; "Someone snitched my wallet!"
  5. [v]  cut the price of
 
 Synonyms: cop, dash off, do in, drop, fling off, glom, hook, liquidate, shave, snitch, thieve, toss off, waste
 
 See Also: bring down, cease, compose, cut, cut back, cut down, discontinue, give up, indite, kill, lay off, mark down, nolle pros, pen, quit, reduce, steal, stop, trim, trim back, trim down, write

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Knock"-off`\, n.
    Act or place of knocking off; that which knocks off; specif.
    (Mach.), a cam or the like for disconnecting something, as a
    device in a knitting machine to remove loops from the
    needles.
    
    
  2. \Knock"-off`\, a.
    That knocks off; of or pertaining to knocking off.
    
    
 
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