knock over

American English

Meaning: to rob a store or a bank

For example:

  • Mr Kim keeps a baseball bat behind the counter in case anyone tries to knock over his store.

  • Bonnie and Clyde were an American couple who became famous after knocking over a string of banks.

Variety: This is typically used in American English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz:

Barry was arrested for knocking over

a. a chair

b. a liquor store

c. a church

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Contributor: Matt Errey