knock off (4)

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This page is about the phrasal verb knock off (4).

Meaning: to reduce something, like a price or an amount

For example:

  • knock off sth I'll bargain with her and see if she'll knock off a few dollars for us.

  • knock sth off They've already knocked ten percent off the usual price, so they probably won't knock any more off.

Quick Quiz:

Mark has knocked two seconds off his previous best time of 4 minutes and 20 seconds. His best time is now

a. 4 minutes and 18 seconds

b. 4 minutes and 22 seconds

c. 4 minutes and 20.2 seconds

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Contributor: Matt Errey