knock about

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Etymology[edit]

Noun[edit]

knock about (plural knock abouts)

  1. an informal game, usually football

Verb[edit]

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

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

Synonyms[edit]

Friends:

Relaxing activity:

Hit:

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