knock over (1)

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

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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Contributor: Matt Errey