knock down (1)
Meaning: If something like a building or a wall is knocked down, it is destroyed on purpose.Synonym: demolish
- be knocked down The old hotel was knocked down so that a new one could be built.
- knock sth down If we knocked the tool shed down, we could put a vegetable garden there instead.
- knock down sth How much would it cost to knock down the stone wall behind the swimming pool?
knock down (1): building, house, shed, church, wall, fence, billboard, signpost
The council wanted to knock down the old theatre, but many of the residents were against the plan. They wanted the theatre to be