>KNOCK BACK (2)

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knock back = shock, surprise

examples:

  • His behaviour really knocked me back. I didn ‘t think he would do that.
  • Her words knocked me back. I didn ‘t think she would say that.
  • The news knocked me back. I didn ‘t expect it.
  • The announcement of their divorce really knocked me back. I thought they were happy together.
  • I thought she would gladly say “yes”, so her refusal knocked me back a little.
  • The unexpected information knocked us all back.
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