English version

knock somebody/something back

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishknock somebody/something back phrasal verb informal1 knock something ↔ backDRUNK to quickly drink large quantities of a drink, especially an alcoholic drink Brenda knocked the brandy back quickly.2 knock somebody back somethingCOST to cost you a lot of money His new car knocked him back several thousand dollars.3 knock somebody back British EnglishSURPRISEDSHOCK to make someone feel upset, shocked, or physically weak knock→ See Verb table
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Verb table
knock
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyknock
he, she, itknocks
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyknocked
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave knocked
he, she, ithas knocked
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad knocked
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill knock
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have knocked
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam knocking
he, she, itis knocking
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you, we, theyare knocking
Past
I, he, she, itwas knocking
you, we, theywere knocking
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been knocking
he, she, ithas been knocking
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been knocking
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be knocking
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been knocking
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