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) to drink, esp quickly
) to cost
) to reject or refuse:
you cannot possibly knock back such an offer
) to come as an unpleasant surprise to; disconcert
) a refusal or rejection
) failure to obtain parole
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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