Definition of knock-back in English:


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  • A refusal, rejection, or setback: don’t despair if you have a few knock-backs
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    • He has suffered more knock-backs in the last two years than most players will suffer in a career.
    • It has taken seven years' hard work and several knock-backs along the way for the sports centre committee to get from idea stage to securing the funding and work beginning.
    • Although he's had his fair share of knocks and knock-backs, his passion for the medium hasn't diminished.

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