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Phrasal Verbs

knock over (1)

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

British English

Meaning

to hit somebody with a vehicle and injure or kill them

Synonym

knock down (British), run over

For example

  • knock sb over We were walking along the side of the road when this crazy guy in a truck nearly knocked us over.

  • be/get knocked over Every day a few people get knocked over on the roads in this city.

Variety

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

Quick Quiz

If you're driving your car and you knock somebody over and injure them, you should immediately

a. call an ambulance

b. drive off quickly

c. check your car for damage

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