Phrasal Verbs

knock up (1)

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

British English INFORMAL


to make something quickly and without too much effort


knock together, throw together

For example

  • knock up sth It shouldn't take long to knock up a rough model of the building.

  • knock sth up Do you want me to knock something up for dinner?


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

Quick Quiz

Benny's out the back knocking up

a. his new Harley Davidson motorbike

b. a kennel for the dog

c. a couple of trees

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