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knock back

verb (transitive, adverb)
1.
(informal) to drink, esp quickly
2.
(informal) to cost
3.
(slang) to reject or refuse: you cannot possibly knock back such an offer
4.
(slang) to come as an unpleasant surprise to; disconcert
noun
5.
(slang) a refusal or rejection
6.
(prison slang) failure to obtain parole
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