knock back a drink

knock back a drink
tv. to drink a beer; to have a quick drink of liquor.
He nocked back three beers in a row.
Let’s knock back another one or two and leave.

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

  • knock back — drink in one swallow …   English contemporary dictionary

  • 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

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  • knock back — transitive verb Date: circa 1931 drink, swallow; specifically to toss down (an alcoholic beverage) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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