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English definition of “knock sb back (sth)”

knock sb back (sth)

UK informal
verb uk phrasal verb with knock   /nɒk/ us    /nɑːk/
to cost someone a large amount of money: I bet that computer knocked you back several hundred.Costing too muchExpensive and luxurious
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