Wiktionary:Word of the day/2023/March 18

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Word of the day
for March 18
knock about v (informal)
  1. (transitive) To hit (someone or something) all over repeatedly; hence, to behave violently towards or mistreat (someone or something).
  2. (intransitive)
    1. To move or roam around aimlessly.
      1. (by extension) To live an unconventional life.
    2. To be present at or inhabit a certain place.
      1. (by extension) To engage in a relaxing activity in a place; to hang around in.
      2. (by extension) Often followed by with: to spend time companionably; to hang around.
      3. (by extension, usually in present participial form) To be mislaid in a place.
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