Knock" down`(?), n. 1. To strike down; to fell; to prostrate by a blow or by blows; as, to knock down an assailant.
2. To assign to a bidder at an auction, by a blow or knock of the auctioneer's hammer; to sell at an auction; as, the vase was
knocked down at two thousand dollars.
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3. To take apart; to dissassemble; as, to
knock down a rifle for cleaning.
4. To reduce or discount the price of; as, the dresses were
knocked down to twenty dollars.
5. To earn (an income). "plumbers who knock down over a hundred thousand a year."
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