Definition of Knock back

1. Verb. Cost a certain amount. "My daughter's wedding set me back $20,000"

Exact synonyms: Put Back, Set Back
Generic synonyms: Be, Cost

Definition of Knock back

1. Verb. (transitive) to stun, surprise ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To drink an alcoholic beverage swiftly or often ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Knock Back

knock-knock jokes
knock-on effect
knock-on effects
knock-out drops
knock Anthony
knock about
knock abouts
knock against
knock around
knock back (current term)
knock box
knock boxes
knock cold
knock down
knock for a loop
knock into a cocked hat
knock it off
knock knee
knock knock
knock knock joke
knock knock jokes
knock knocks
knock off

Literary usage of Knock back

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Homes of the New World: Impressions of America by Fredrika Bremer (1853)
"I requested it to knock back again, "Yes, there certainly is. Mr. George W. Lay was two years ago American envoy in Sweden, and now lives in Batavia. ..."

2. A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1850)
"... ie to make no difficulty about it. KNOCK. (1) To move about briskly. East. (2) To knock a man over, to knock him down. knock back ore ..."

3. Publications by English Dialect Society (1873)
"Knock-back Ore or Knock-bark Ore, sb. ore mixed with caulk or keval. Knockings, sb. pi. ore after it has been broken upon the knock- atone. ..."

4. Sixteen Years in Siberia: Some Experiences of a Russian Revolutionist by Lev Grigorʹevich Deĭch, Helen Chisholm (1903)
"... and supposed they must be addressed to myself, but I was soon undeceived. I began to knock back, 1 The letters of the alphabet being arranged ..."

5. Reprinted Glossaries by Walter William Skeat (1873)
"Knock-back Ore or Knock-bark Ore, sb. ore mixed with caulk or keval. blockings, sb. pi. ore after it has ..."

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