Definition of knock-down-drag-out in English:


Pronunciation /näk doun draɡ out/ /nɑk daʊn dræɡ aʊt/


  • A free-for-all fight.

    • ‘knock-down-drag-out fights’
    • ‘I'm reminded of the knock-down-drag-outs I had with my two brothers as a kid.’
    • ‘Maybe if it's an all out, knock-down-drag-out fight, some teacher will notice and try to stop it.’
    • ‘They argue that conflict, as long as it's not the knock-down-drag-out variety, is the oxygen of creativity.’
    • ‘Since the knock-down drag-out fight the past Wednesday, we had not exchanged words.’