knock back

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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.
See also: back, knock

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]
See also: back, knock

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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WHILE Glasgow are a side on the up - the re-signing of back row James Eddie the latest in a line of good news stories - Leinster will again look to knock them back on their heels at Firhill on Sunday.
If you do find the worry gremlins knocking, knock them back with rational reasoning.
Every time developers or forward-thinking people come up with plans for the city there appears to be a queue of residents and councillors determined to knock them back. It's one embarrassing fiasco after another.
"Liam can't use his claim in the race and if there is someone available with the experience of `Fitzy' then you wouldn't knock them back."
I think I will get some calls but they will get a simple answer - I will just knock them back.
Just when they think their sector is recovering, something else happens to knock them back and cut into already tight margins.'
Just buy a couple of cans of special brew and knock them back in St Stephens Green.
MASSIMO DONATI has admitted Bari want to take him back to Italy - but is likely to knock them back if Tony Mowbray makes him a regular starter at Celtic.
They just knock them back They should outlaw that."
Rugby league is all about ballcarriers running to beat opponents and defenders trying to knock them back.
ERIC PATON last night insisted he can't wait to play for Dundee after admitting he was wrong to knock them back first time.
It used to be OK as I could knock them back with a glass of water.
I think we should encourage people who want to further their education and enter the teaching profession rather than knock them back.