Knocking Off

   Another trick is to walk or gallop so close to a barbed wire fence or thorny bush that the rider's leg scrapes against the sharp object. In your attempt to move your leg out of harm's way, you fall out of the saddle.

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  • knock off — 1) PHRASAL VERB To knock off an amount from a price, time, or level means to reduce it by that amount. [V amount P n] Udinese have knocked 10% off admission prices... [V amount P n] He has knocked 10 seconds off the world record... [V P amount]… …   English dictionary

  • knock|off — «NOK F, OF», noun. 1. the act of knocking off. 2. a device for knocking something off. 3. the point at which something is knocked off. 4. Slang. a copy, usually an unauthorized one and often less expensive than the popular original …   Useful english dictionary

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  • knock off — phrasal verb Word forms knock off : present tense I/you/we/they knock off he/she/it knocks off present participle knocking off past tense knocked off past participle knocked off informal 1) knock something off something [transitive] to reduce a… …   English dictionary


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