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Phrasal Verbs

knock off (3)

This page is about the phrasal verb knock off (3)

INFORMAL

Meaning

to murder somebody

Synonym

kill, bump off (informal), do away with (informal), do in (informal)

For example

  • knock sb off Did you hear about the insurance salesman who took out policies on his customers and then knocked them off in order to collect the payouts?

  • knock off sb Tony reckons a mafia hitman will knock off anyone who talks to the police.

  • be/get knocked off by sb The police said the girl was probably knocked off by the guy she was with when she left the bar.

Quick Quiz

After Bob had knocked off his wife, he

a. buried her in the garden

b. helped her to stand up

c. took her to see a movie

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