knock back
transitive verb Date: circa 1931 drink, swallow; specifically to toss down (an alcoholic beverage)

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • knock back — ► knock back informal consume (a drink) quickly. Main Entry: ↑knock …   English terms dictionary

  • knock-back — ► NOUN informal ▪ a refusal or setback …   English terms dictionary

  • knock back — verb cost a certain amount My daughter s wedding set me back $20,000 • Syn: ↑set back, ↑put back • Hypernyms: ↑cost, ↑be • Verb Frames: Something s somebody …   Useful english dictionary

  • knock back — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms knock back : present tense I/you/we/they knock back he/she/it knocks back present participle knocking back past tense knocked back past participle knocked back informal 1) to drink alcohol quickly or in large… …   English dictionary

  • knock back — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you knock back a drink, especially an alcoholic one, you drink it quickly, and often in large amounts. [INFORMAL] [V P n (not pron)] He was knocking back his 10th gin and tonic of the day... [V n P] She poured some vodka into a …   English dictionary

  • knock-back — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun ( s) Etymology: from knock back, v. Australia : rebuff, refusal he s had a knock back from his old man John Morrison …   Useful english dictionary

  • knock back — phr verb Knock back is used with these nouns as the object: ↑drink, ↑pint …   Collocations dictionary

  • Knock back — 1. consume, especially rapidly: He knocked back two cans of beer ; 2. (n.) refusal, rejection, especially of sexual advances; (trans. v.) refuse; 3. set back; impede …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • knock back — Australian Slang 1. consume, especially rapidly: He knocked back two cans of beer ; 2. n refusal, rejection, especially of sexual advances; (trans. v.) refuse; 3. set back; impede …   English dialects glossary

  • knock back — verb a) to stun, surprise I was knocked back by the sheer size of the hall. b) To drink an alcoholic beverage swiftly or often …   Wiktionary

  • knock back —  1. Drink.  2. Cost.    ♣ The evening knocked him back a few pounds …   A concise dictionary of English slang

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