Knockdown



[nok-doun] /ˈnɒkˌdaʊn/

adjective
1.
capable of knocking something down; overwhelming; irresistible:
a knockdown blow.
2.
constructed in separate parts that can readily be taken apart for easy storage, shipping, etc.:
a knockdown toolshed.
3.
offered or acquired for less than the prevailing rate:
first-rate goods at knockdown prices.
noun
4.
a knockdown object.
5.
an act or instance of knocking down, especially by a blow.
6.
something that fells or overwhelms.
7.
reduction or lowering, as in price or number:
The store offered a knockdown of 15 percent to its own employees.
8.
Slang. an introduction, especially to a person:
He gave me a real knockdown to the company.
9.
Nautical. the capsizing of a small boat as a result of a strong gust of wind.
[nok-doun-drag-out] /ˈnɒkˌdaʊnˈdrægˌaʊt/
adjective
1.
marked by unrelenting violence:
a knock-down-drag-out fight.

modifier

Designed to be sold unassembled and to be easy to assemble and disassemble: a knockdown kitchen set (1795+)

noun

adjective phrase

Very violent; unrestrained; all-out: They were having a knock-downdrag-out argument when I got there

noun

: Seems the neighbors were having a knockdown-drag-out (1827+)

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  • Knock-down-drag-out

    [nok-doun-drag-out] /ˈnɒkˌdaʊnˈdrægˌaʊt/ adjective 1. marked by unrelenting violence: a knock-down-drag-out fight. adjective phrase Very violent; unrestrained; all-out: They were having a knock-downdrag-out argument when I got there noun : Seems the neighbors were having a knockdown-drag-out (1827+)



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