knock sth back

knock sth back
UK US knock sb/sth back
Phrasal Verb with knock({{}}/nɒk/ verb [T]
to have a bad effect on someone or something, especially by stopping them from achieving something: »

Disappointing results from the company knocked its shares back to just 51p.

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She missed out on the promotion, but refused to be knocked back.

to refuse to accept or agree to something: »

The proposed merger of the two companies was knocked back by competition authorities in Australia.

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Ofgem's role is to approve that pricing regime, and it has twice knocked back what the company is proposing.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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