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knock down (2) British English

Meaning: to hit someone with a vehicle

Synonym: knock over (British), run over

For example:

  • be knocked down One of our office workers was knocked down right outside our building.

  • knock sb down If he'd been concentrating on his driving instead of talking on the phone, he wouldn't have knocked the old lady down.

  • knock down sb In sixty year's of driving, he's never knocked down anyone.

Variety: This is typically used in British English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz:

She was knocked down while she was
  1. crossing the road
  2. parking her car
  3. sitting on the bus

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