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I lost my first two races, but I learned that a knockdown is different than a knockout.

From Ozy

Yes, I know they’ve added Sami Whitcomb, that newly acquired Betnijah Laney became a knockdown scorer for Atlanta last year, that Rebecca Allen is expected back and that Sabrina Ionescu is pretty good at the shooting thing, too.

Reinvent cohost Adam Lashinsky describes Lyft as “the company with nine lives” that continuously faces “these knockdown moments” but keeps getting back up.

From Fortune

I bought a number of knockdown chairs in Chicago all made by hand for $125 and sold them for much more.

But—well, I knocked him down on deck a short time back, and the knockdown stands; but they would not allow a finish.

He comes up again after every knockdown, as fresh as a daisy.

Toppy shook his head, like a pugilist clearing his wits after a knockdown.

That pathetic old arm warding him off hurt him more at the core than a knockdown blow from a stronger limb.


On this page you'll find 160 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to knockdown, such as: altercation, bickering, brawl, clash, controversy, and debate.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.