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Subject:  Re: Wondering Date:  9/27/2012  2:25 AM
Author:  warrl Number:  12613 of 15132

The end result is the same—unlike between "knocked down" and "knocked up" :-)

However, "knocked down" sometimes means the same thing as "knocked over".

And sometimes not.

So, naturally, I went looking to see if there is an expression "knock under", and found something quite surprising.

   To knock up, to fail of strength; to become wearied or worn
out, as with labor; to give out. "The horses were
beginning to knock up under the fatigue of such severe
service." --De Quincey.

I think somebody needs to have a word with these people...
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