(plural knock offs)
- Alternative form of knockoff.
(third-person singular simple present knocks off, present participle knocking off, simple past and past participle knocked off)
- Used other than as an idiom: see knock,"Ž off.
- To bump or hit so that something falls off
- Don't knock off the ornament with your clumsy arms.
- (idiomatic, intransitive) To quit; stop doing work or other activity. The term originated from the practice aboard slave galleys to have a man beat time for the rowers by knocking on a block or drum; when he stopped, the rowers could rest.
- I think I'll knock off for the evening and go to bed.
- (idiomatic) To kill someone
- The mobsters hired the guy to knock off their enemies.
- (idiomatic) To reduce or remove
- They agreed to knock off 20% of the price.
- (idiomatic) To steal.
- They decided to knock off a TV set from the community centre.
- To make a copy of, as of a design.
- They send people to the shows in Milan for "ideas", which means knocking off the designs they guess would sell.
- knock it off
- knock over
- knock one's socks off
- Alternative spelling of knockoff.