Synonyms for (verb) knock off

Synonyms: drop, knock off

Definition: stop pursuing or acting

Usage: drop a lawsuit; knock it off!

Similar words: cease, quit, give up, stop, discontinue, lay off

Definition: put an end to a state or an activity

Usage: Quit teasing your little brother


Synonyms: neutralise, neutralize, do in, waste, knock off, liquidate

Definition: get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing

Usage: The mafia liquidated the informer; the double agent was neutralized

Similar words: kill

Definition: cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly

Usage: This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank; The farmer killed a pig for the holidays


Synonyms: fling off, toss off, scratch off, dash off, knock off

Definition: write quickly

Usage: She dashed off a note to her husband saying she would not be home for supper; He scratched off a thank-you note to the hostess

Similar words: compose, write, indite, pen

Definition: produce a literary work

Usage: She composed a poem; He wrote four novels


Synonyms: thieve, hook, glom, cop, snitch, knock off

Definition: take by theft

Usage: Someone snitched my wallet!

Similar words: steal

Definition: take without the owner's consent

Usage: Someone stole my wallet on the train; This author stole entire paragraphs from my dissertation


Synonyms: knock off, shave

Definition: cut the price of

Similar words: cut, cut back, cut down, bring down, trim, trim back, trim down, reduce

Definition: cut down on; make a reduction in

Usage: reduce your daily fat intake; The employer wants to cut back health benefits