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Definition of the verb knock around

What does knock around mean as a doing phrase?


  1. to spend time with someone as a friend
  2. To do a relaxing activity.
  3. To be in an unknown place.
  4. To hit someone, or behave violently towards them.

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Google previewChambers Dictionary Of Phrasal Verbs

knock around / about with vtfus (inf) to be friendly with or form part of the same group for social activities ...

Google previewOxford American Large Print Dictionary (2008)

by Oxford University Press

knock around travel without a specific purpose. ▫ knock down 1 strike (esp. a person) to the ground. 2 demolish. 3 inf. lower the price of (an article). ▫ knock off 1 finish work. 2 rapidly produce (a work of art, etc.). 3 deduct (a sum) from a price, etc ...

Google previewWintu Dictionary (1985)

by Harvey Pitkin

with a stick se- weca to knock around (from (wEt) + (c} transitive) se-wita to push around; to stir with a stick tu-weca to knock away with an instrument < (wEt) + (c) sun-wecuna to ...

Google previewThe Chambers Crossword Dictionary, 3rd edition (2012)

by Chambers,

talkabout,talkathon,think over, thrashout10contention, deliberate, discussion, kick around, knock about, meditate on,reflection 11 altercation, controversy, disputation, knock around, talk through 12 cut and thrust, deliberation 13 consideration ...

Google previewDictionary of Americanisms, Briticisms, Canadianisms and Australianisms (2010)

by V.S. Matyushenkov

hangout/ knock around, stay somewhere for no particular reason. 2. play a game with a ball, but not in a serious way. 3. lie somewhere in the place. knock about/around with sb. or together Br. have sex with them. knock back esp. Br.,Aus .

Google previewThe New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English: J-Z (2006)

by Eric Partridge

knock around | knocker 1166 2 of theatrical entertainment, noisy and violent, Slapstick UK, 1892 • Writer Guy Jenkin, who also directed, spurned the rapier of true satire for the blunt instrument of knockabout comedy.— The Guardian, 2nd ...

Google previewThe American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms, Second Edition (2013)

by Christine Ammer

knock about Also, knock around.

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