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knobcone pine
knobs or knoppes
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knock down definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: cause to come or go down; "The policeman downed the heavily armed suspect"; "The mugger knocked down the old lady after she refused to hand over her wallet" [syn: down, knock down, cut down, push down, pull down]
2: knock down with force; "He decked his opponent" [syn: deck, coldcock, dump, knock down, floor]
3: shatter as if by explosion [syn: blast, knock down]

Merriam Webster's

transitive verb Date: 15th century 1. to strike to the ground with or as if with a sharp blow ; fell 2. to dispose of (an item) to a bidder at an auction sale 3. to take apart ; disassemble 4. to receive as income or salary ; earn <positions where they were able to knock down good money Infantry Journal> 5. reduce <knocked the price down>

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

1. If someone is knocked down or is knocked over by a vehicle or its driver, they are hit by a car and fall to the ground, and are often injured or killed. He died in hospital after being knocked down by a car... A drunk driver knocked down and killed two girls... A car knocked him over. = run over PHRASAL VERB: be V-ed P, V P n (not pron), V n P 2. To knock down a building or part of a building means to demolish it. Why doesn't he just knock the wall down?... They have since knocked down the shack. = pull down PHRASAL VERB: V n P, V P n (not pron) 3. To knock down a price or amount means to decrease it. (mainly AM; in BRIT, usually use bring down) The market might abandon the stock, and knock down its price... It manages to knock rents down to $1 per square foot. PHRASAL VERB: V P n (not pron), V n P

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

1. Fell, prostrate. 2. Knock off (by auction).

Moby Thesaurus

auction, auction off, auctioneer, bang, bash, bat, beat down, belittle, belt, biff, blow down, blow over, bonk, bowl down, bowl over, break down, bring down, bring into discredit, bring low, bulldog, bulldoze, burn down, cast down, chop down, clap, clip, clobber, clout, clump, coldcock, crack, crush, cry down, cut, cut down, damp, dampen, dampen the spirits, darken, dash, dash down, deal, deal a blow, debase, deck, decry, degrade, deject, demoralize, depreciate, depress, derogate from, detract from, disapprove of, discourage, discredit, disgrace, dishearten, disparage, dispirit, down, drop, fell, fetch, fetch a blow, fetch down, flatten, floor, ground, hew down, hit, hit a clip, hold in contempt, jab, knock, knock cold, knock out, knock over, lay, lay level, lay low, lay out, let have it, level, lower, lower the spirits, make little of, minimize, mow down, oppress, overcome, paste, plunk, poke, precipitate, press down, prostrate, psych out, pull down, punch, put down, rase, raze, reflect discredit upon, run down, sadden, sell by auction, send headlong, shake, sink, slam, slight, slog, slug, smack, smash, smite, snap, soak, sock, speak ill of, spread-eagle, steamroller, strike, strike at, submit to indignity, supinate, swat, swipe, take down, tear down, throw, throw down, thump, thwack, topple, trip, tumble, unbrace, undo, unman, unnerve, unstring, upset, wallop, weigh heavy upon, weigh upon, whack, whack down, wham, whop, win, yerk

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