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Phrasal Verbs

knock back (1)

This page is about the phrasal verb knock back (1)

INFORMAL

Meaning

to take a drink, usually alcoholic

Synonym

down

For example

  • knock back sth Every day after work, Steve and his mates knock back a few beers.

  • knock sth back The bartender poured Amy a whisky soda and she knocked it back and asked for another one.

Quick Quiz

When they go to the pub on Saturday nights, Monica and her friends like to knock back

a. their favourite songs

b. a few strong drinks

c. some salad sandwiches

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