I was doing a comprehension and I was to identify the adjective in a sentence.:

The piano was knocked down to the highest bidder.

I identified the adjective but could not understand the question correctly. Knock down is usually used as the cost was knocked down to £20

So how can piano be knocked down to someone?

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    Dr Sitecore has provided the right answer. But please call it a 'verbal idiom'. The term 'phrasal verb' is misleading -- it's a misnomer. – BillJ Sep 2 '18 at 8:39

To knock down has other definitions. This is the one that you need:

To declare sold at an auction, as by striking a blow with a gavel.

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