how to pronounce knockdown


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knockdown is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of knockdown in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… first round each knockdown target is …”

meanings of knockdown


  1. Very strong ale or beer.
  2. The use of a reagent such as an oligonucleotide with sequence complementary to an active gene or its mRNA transcript, to interfere with the expression of said gene.
  3. A short pass played downwards, for example from the head onto someone's feet.
  4. A genetically modified organism that carries one or more genes in its chromosomes that have been made less active or had their expression reduced.
  5. A shelter erected for use as a temporary dressing room.
  6. An act of knocking down or the condition of being knocked down.
  7. A collection of parts required to assemble a product, typically manufactured in one region and exported elsewhere for assembly.
  8. An overwhelming blow.
  9. The condition of a sailboat being pushed abruptly to horizontal, with the mast parallel to the water surface.


  1. Reduced in price, originally to a price below which an article would not be sold by the auctioneer.
  2. Capable of being taken apart for packing or removal.
  3. Powerful enough to overwhelm or knock down.
  4. To be formed into a head by upsetting in fastening.


  1. To employ the knockdown technique.

knockdown frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word knockdown occurs in english on average 0.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics knockdown can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that knockdown can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) education, science, and technology;

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