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1informal (of a price) very low.
- ‘Earlier this year, TK Maxx opened at Monks Cross, this time selling end-of-season high street stock at knock-down prices.’
- ‘But at a time when business values are falling, stakeholders tend not to take kindly to selling the family silver at a knock-down price.’
- ‘I took the car off his hands and he gave it to me at a knock-down price.’
- ‘He was given the property by its owners at a knock-down price in a bid to secure his support in Dublin County Council.’
- ‘He had been one of the main beneficiaries of the government's wave of privatisations during the mid-1990s, when state-owned assets were sold off at knock-down prices.’
- ‘On offer, at Budgens are two wines with the Canaletto label, both at the knock-down price of £3.99.’
- ‘The finest crystal, china and porcelain will tomorrow be up for grabs at knock-down prices when Mulberry Hall begins its annual New Year sale.’
- ‘But an undercover investigation by Scotland on Sunday has revealed gourmet chefs are still willing to buy salmon at a knock-down price, for cash and with few questions asked.’
- ‘Tesco has a particularly impressive Christmas range and all at knock-down prices.’
- ‘Most of the early privatisations were an instant success - at least with their new shareholders, who got their shares at knock-down prices.’
- ‘So, if your Christmas gift list expands as easily as your waistline at this time of year, you need to know where to pick up some spot-on presents at knock-down prices.’
- ‘It came up for sale in the mid-1960s at a knock-down price of £4,000 and her father-in-law bought it, thinking Julie would be the perfect person to put in charge.’
- ‘He claims the Hollywood legend is trying to drive him out of the luxury townhouse in order to buy the property at a knock-down price.’
- ‘Bargain hunters have a rare opportunity to join the elite club of the rich and famous at a knock-down price.’
- ‘Meanwhile, two teams of would-be Bargain Hunters pick up objets d' art at knock-down prices from their local antique fair and then try to flog them down the auction room.’
- ‘At the designer outlet, Burberry has a selection of trenchcoats at knock-down prices, beginning at £195.’
- ‘Back at the store, the bags were sorted and the clothes washed and pressed before being sold at knock-down prices.’
- ‘Intel has granted 80,000 workers the right to buy additional stock at the knock-down price of $25.69 a pop.’
- ‘When I called in the next day, there were still heaps of pre-autographed copies of their debut single sitting in the racks, at the knock-down price of 99p.’
- ‘When Levi-Strauss took Tesco to court for selling its jeans at knock-down prices similar to those paid in the US, it won, because Tesco had sourced them on the grey market outside Europe.’
2Capable of knocking down or overwhelming someone or something:‘repeated knock-down blows’
- ‘A haven of genteel entertainment might persuade local residents that there were pleasurable and respectable alternatives to a knock-down drunken blowout every weekend.’
- ‘There are no knock-down arguments and there is legitimate disagreement even amongst like-minded experts.’
- 2.1 (of furniture) easily dismantled and reassembled.
- ‘Toyota has decades of experience shipping knock-down components by container to assembly plants around the world, including the U.S.’
An act of knocking an opponent down.
- ‘The nerve damage so restricted his activity that he was stripped of his International Boxing Organisation's inter-continental championship, a belt he captured with a devastating knock-down of Patrick Gallagher.’
- ‘Tembo said the tournament was deferred in accordance with the Boxing Board of Control rules which state that after a knock-down, a boxer could only return to the ring after 55 days.’
- ‘But each knock-down was ruled out as Moore was adjudged to have caught his opponent with low blows.’
- ‘The last of the two knock-downs looked serious enough to force the referee to intervene but on each occasion Grant fought back.’
- ‘It was the first knock-down of the former lightweight champion's career.’
- 1.1Soccer An instance of a striker heading a high ball down to a nearby teammate.
- ‘He slid the ball home after a headed knock-down sent the ball down into his path from the right side of the penalty box, proving the Tigers had brought along their shooting boots.’
- ‘Kevin Kuranyi connected with a knock-down to volley Schalke ahead.’
- 1.2Sailing An instance of a boat toppling over as a result of the force of the wind.
2Australian NZ informal An introduction to someone.
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