knock around

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Verb[edit]

knock around (third-person singular simple present knocks around, present participle knocking around, simple past and past participle knocked around) (informal)

  1. to spend time with someone as a friend
    I used to knock around with John when we were younger.
  2. To do a relaxing activity.
    I like to knock around the garden on Saturdays.
  3. To be in an unknown place.
    I've got some scissors knocking around somewhere in the kitchen.
  4. To hit someone, or behave violently towards them.
    It was known that he would knock his wife around when he had been drinking.

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Friends:

Relaxing activity:

Hit:

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