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knock back

1. To drink something, usually an alcoholic beverage, quickly. A noun or pronoun can be used between "knock" and "back." Let's get together and knock back some cold ones tonight.
2. To physically force someone or something backwards. A noun or pronoun can be used between "knock" and "back." The rumbling of the earthquake knocked us all back.
3. To cost someone a particular amount of money. A noun or pronoun can be used between "knock" and "back." Geez, how much is this car repair going to knock me back?
See also: back, knock

knock someone back (an amount of money)

to cost an amount of money. That trip to Spain knocked me back almost $3,500. How much did that new furniture knock us back?
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knock something back

Sl. to drink down a drink of something, especially something alcoholic. (See also knock back a drink.) I don't see how he can knock that stuff back. John knocked back two beers in ten minutes.
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knock back

Also, knock it back. Gulp down an alcoholic beverage, as in He knocked back glass after glass of wine, or I hear you've been knocking it back a bit. [First half of 1900s]
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knock back

v.
1. To hit someone or something abruptly, repelling it: With a swing of the racket, she knocked the ball back to her opponent. The blast from the explosion knocked me back into the fence. The post was crooked, so I got a hammer and knocked it back into place.
2. To drink something, especially an alcoholic drink, quickly or in large amounts: After he knocked back six beers, we took his car keys away. She knocked the rest of the bottle back and went to bed.
See also: back, knock

knock one back

verb
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knock something back

tv. to drink down a drink of something, especially something alcoholic. (see also knock back a drink.) John knocked back two beers in ten minutes.
See also: back, knock, something
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Rangers could gain upwards of pounds 8million by selling but boss Alex McLeish hopes his skipper will knock back any ooffers.
SHAY GIVEN is ready to knock back the offer of a lucrative five-year deal from Newcastle, paving the way for a move to Celtic.
Brits will knock back 787 million litres this year meaning sales have risen by 60 per cent since 1993.
Well boss Billy Davies would loathe to lose Teale, but would find it hard to knock back pounds 100,000 for a player brought in free from Hong Kong football.
Ralston Primary School has the highest number of knock backs among its peers, with 17 of 38 refused.