Phrasal Verbs

knock down (1)

This page is about the phrasal verb knock down (1)


If something like a building or a wall is knocked down, it is destroyed on purpose.



For example

  • 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?

Nouns often used as objects with knock down (1): building, house, shed, church, wall, fence, billboard, signpost

Quick Quiz

The council wanted to knock down the old theatre, but many of the residents were against the plan. They wanted the theatre to be

a. destroyed

b. closed

c. preserved

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