Occasionally during a block party, Castro would join a few of the residents for a few hours and knock back a couple of beers.
To ignore him was to ignore God and risk a knock back down to the bottom of the karmic ladder.
“People come to knock back good wine and have a good time,” explained Landon Parvin, a much sought-after speechwriter.
There was only one ship in the galaxy that could knock back a blip that big at such a distance.
Now I don't want to knock back at your country, Mrs. Tasker, but it seems to me that's the English character.
Old English cnocian (West Saxon cnucian), "to pound, beat; knock (on a door)," likely of imitative origin. Meaning "deprecate, put down" is from 1892. Related: Knocked; knocking. Knock-kneed first attested 1774. Knock-down, drag-out is from 1827. Command knock it off "stop it" is first recorded 1880, perhaps from auctioneer's term for "dispose of quickly:"
At the commencement of the sales, he gave every one that wanted to purchase a paper containing a description of the lands that were to be sold; and, as the sales were cried, he called over the numbers and described the land; and when it got up to one dollar and a quarter an acre, if no body bid, after it was cried two or three times, he would say, knock it off, knock it off. [U.S. Senate record, 1834]
mid-14c., from knock (v.). As an engine noise, from 1899.
To drink in one gulp: The Colonel got his drink, and after he had knocked it back with one swift motion, he began to feel better/ there to mull their downside risks and knock back free champagne (1915+)
: It wasn't a disinterested comment—it was a knock/ The knock on Fernandez is he can't field