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knock over

1. To push or shove someone over. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "knock" and "over." The dog jumped up on Clara and knocked her over.
2. To upset or topple something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "knock" and "over." Hey, don't knock over my tower of blocks! Aw man, somebody knocked over my cup of coffee. Where are the paper towels?
3. To wow or impress someone. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "knock" and "over." That little girl's singing voice completely knocked me over.
4. To steal from some place or thing. I can't believe you guys knocked over a convenience store!
5. To steal something. How many laptops were you guys able to knock over?
See also: knock, over
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

knock someone or something over

to push or strike someone or something, causing the person or the thing to fall. (See also knock over something; knock someone over (with a feather); knock something over.) l am sorry. I didn't mean to knock you over. Are you hurt? Who knocked over this vase?
See also: knock, over

knock someone over (with a feather)

Fig. to leave someone stunned or surprised by something extraordinary. (Fixed order.) I was so surprised that you could have knocked me over with a feather. Todd could have knocked me over with a feather when he told me his news.
See also: knock, over

knock something over

to tip something over. (See also knock over something.) Someone knocked the chair over. Who knocked over the flower pot?
See also: knock, over

knock over something

 
1. Sl. to steal something. (The over is usually before the object in this expression.) The gang knocked over an armored car. Some cheap crook knocked over a load of television sets.
2. Sl. to rob a place. (The over is usually before the object in this expression.) Max knocked over two banks in one week. He was the kind of punk who would try to knock over a filling station.
See also: knock, over
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

knock over

1. Astonish, overcome, as in Their resemblance completely knocked me over. [Mid-1800s] Also see knock for a loop.
2. Steal or burgle, as in They knocked over one bank and headed for another. [Slang; 1920s]
See also: knock, over
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

knock over

v.
1. To hit something abruptly and cause it to topple or fall to its side: I moved the lamp because every time I walked by it, I knocked it over. Don't knock over the block tower your sister built.
2. To make a strong and surprising impression on someone, especially a positive impression: The band's amazing performance knocked me over completely. The candidate's qualifications knocked over the interviewer, who was expecting much less.
See also: knock, over
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

knock one over

verb
See also: knock, one, over

knock over something

1. tv. to steal something. (The over is usually before the object in this expression.) The gang knocked over an armored car.
2. tv. to rob a place. (The over is usually before the object in this expression.) Max knocked over two banks in one week.
See also: knock, over, something
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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