Phrasal Verbs

knock down (2)

This page is about the phrasal verb knock down (2)

British English


to hit someone with a vehicle


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 years of driving, he's never knocked down anyone.


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

a. crossing the road

b. parking her car

c. sitting on the bus

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