knock down

knock down(
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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to cause to fall to the ground)
a. tirar abajo
We climbed the tree and used a stick to knock the apples down.Trepamos al árbol y usamos un palo para tirar abajo las manzanas.
b. echar abajo
Peter spent hours building that sandcastle, then someone came and knocked it down.Peter estuvo horas construyendo ese castillo de arena, luego viene alguien y lo echó abajo.
c. tirar al suelo
A huge dog came rushing at me and nearly knocked me down.Un perro enorme se abalanzó sobre mí y casi me tira al suelo.
d. derribar
His opponent knocked him down with a right hook, and he couldn't get up.Su contrincante lo derribó con un gancho de derecha, y no pudo levantarse.
2. (to demolish)
a. derribar
We're planning to knock that wall down to make a bigger bathroom.Pensamos derribar esa pared para ampliar el baño.
b. demoler
All these houses will have to be knocked down to make way for the new road.Habrá que demoler todas estas casas para poder construir la carretera nueva.
3. (to hit with a vehicle)
a. atropellar
A speeding car knocked the little girl down, and failed to stop.Un auto yendo a exceso de velocidad atropelló a la niña, y no se detuvo.
4. (to reduce)
a. rebajar
I can knock it down to $120, but that's my final offer.Lo puedo rebajar a $120, pero eso es mi último precio.
5. (at auction)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
It's the auctioneer's job to knock items down for the highest price he can get.Le corresponde al rematador rematar los lotes al mejor precio que se puede obtener.
The painting was knocked down to an Internet bidder at $280,000.El cuadro se le adjudicó a un postor por Internet por $280,000.
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knock down
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (pedestrian)
a. atropellar
2. (building)
a. derribar
knock down
transitive verb
1 (pull, throw to the ground) [+building] derribar; demoler; [+person] tirar al suelo; [+pedestrian] atropellar; [+tree, door etc] derribar; echar abajo; [+argument etc] echar por tierra
2 (reduce) [+price] rebajar; reducir
I knocked him down to £20 conseguí que me rebajara el precio a 20 libras
3 (at auction)
it was knocked down to him for £200 se lo adjudicaron en 200 libras
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