knock over

knock over
cause to overturn from an upright or normal position (Freq. 2)

The cat knocked over the flower vase


the clumsy customer turned over the vase


he tumped over his beer

Syn: ↑overturn, ↑tip over, ↑turn over, ↑upset, ↑bowl over, ↑tump over
Derivationally related forms: ↑upset (for: ↑upset), ↑turnover (for: ↑turn over), ↑overturn (for: ↑overturn)
Hypernyms: ↑move, ↑displace
Verb Group: ↑overturn, ↑turn over, ↑tip over, ↑tump over
Cause: ↑overturn, ↑turn over, ↑tip over, ↑tump over
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s something


Something ——s something

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knock over [phrasal verb]
1 knock (someone or something) over or knock over (someone or something)
1 a : to cause (someone or something) to fall to the ground

The dog knocked over the lamp.

The wind was so strong that it almost knocked her over. [=knocked her down]

1 b Brit : to hit and injure or kill (a person or animal) with a vehicle

The dog was knocked over [=(Brit) knocked down, (US) hit] by a car.

2 knock (someone) over or knock over (someone) informal : to greatly surprise or shock (someone)

He was knocked over [=overwhelmed] by the news.

When I found out I had won, you could have knocked me over with a feather. [=I was extremely surprised or astonished]

3 knock (something) over or knock over (something) US, informal
3 a : to steal money or things from (a bank or store)

Three men knocked over [=knocked off] a bank.

3 b : to steal (something)

They knocked over a truckload of goods.

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Main Entry:knock

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  • knock over — phr verb Knock over is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑blow …   Collocations dictionary

  • knock over — verb a) To bump or strike something in such a way as to tip it I knocked over a can of paint and spent the next hour cleaning up. b) To rob; to stage a heist The bandits knocked over another bank, making three this week. See Also …   Wiktionary

  • knock over — Synonyms and related words: beat down, blow down, bowl over, break down, bring down, bulldoze, burn down, cast down, chop down, commit robbery, cut down, down, drop, fell, flatten, floor, ground, heist, hijack, hold up, knock, knock down, level,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • knock over — (Roget s Thesaurus II) I verb To turn or cause to turn from a vertical or horizontal position: capsize, overthrow, overturn, topple, turn over, upset. See CHANGE, HORIZONTAL, MOVE. II verb See knock …   English dictionary for students

  • knock over — vb to rob. A racier euphemism than knock off, this American underworld expression was picked up by British speakers in the early 1980s. ► Willis is suspected of knocking over a bank in Oregon …   Contemporary slang

  • knock over — transitive verb Date: circa 1814 1. a. (1) to strike to the ground ; fell (2) overwhelm < was knocked over by the news > b. eliminate < knocked over every difficulty > 2 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • knock over — see knock down 1) …   English dictionary

  • knock over — {v. phr.} To overturn; upset. * /I accidentally knocked over the Chinese lamp that fell on size floor and broke./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • knock over — {v. phr.} To overturn; upset. * /I accidentally knocked over the Chinese lamp that fell on size floor and broke./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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