knock off (3)

This page is about the slang term knock off (3)

British and Australian English


to steal something

For example

  • My eldest son Justin was caught by store detectives after he'd knocked off a pair of jeans.

  • I was worried about kids stealing stuff from our house during the party, but luckily they didn't knock anything off.


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

Quick Quiz

While we were away on holiday, someone knocked off

a. our house

b. our front door

c. our mailbox

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Contributor: Matt Errey