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Definition of the verb knock around
What does knock around mean as a doing phrase?
- to spend time with someone as a friend
- synonym: hang
- To do a relaxing activity.
- synonym: hang about
- To be in an unknown place.
- synonym: hang around
- To hit someone, or behave violently towards them.
- synonym: knock about
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knock around / about with vtfus (inf) to be friendly with or form part of the same group for social activities ...
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 ...
Wintu 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 ...
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 ...
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 .
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 ...
by Christine Ammer
knock about Also, knock around.
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