See also: knockback
- (transitive) To stun; to surprise.
- I was knocked back by the sheer size of the hall.
- (transitive) To drink an alcoholic beverage swiftly or often.
- (transitive, Britain, Australia) To reject; to refuse.
- How many job seekers did you knock back today?
- (transitive, baking) To press or knead (dough) so as to remove air bubbles.
drink an alcoholic beverage swiftly
reject — see reject
press dough to remove air bubbles