||criticize, put down
||Don't knock the teacher. She's trying to help us learn.
||(See the knock against)
|knock around with
||be friends with, hang around with
||Lynn used to knock around with us. She was our friend.
||knock down, knock over
||The flag pole was knocked flat - hit by a truck.
|knock it off
||stop it, do not do that
||When we teased the bull, Dad told us to knock it off.
|knock me over with a feather
||I was very surprised, I could not believe it, blow me down
||When she told me she was married to my ex-husband, you could have knocked me over with a feather.
||One by one, the wolves were knocked off - shot by hunters.
||hit a person until he is unconscious, out cold
||You punched him very hard. You knocked him out.
|knock the wind out of his sails
||cause him to slow down, cause him to quit, knock him down a peg (see knock you down a peg)
||If you tell him his letter is full of errors, you'll knock the wind out of his sails.
|knock them down, drag them out
||fighting, brawling, Donnybrook, no holds barred
||After the game, a few soccer fans began to fight. It was a knock-em-down-drag-em-out brawl.