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- (intransitive, often followed by with) To spend time companionably; to hang around.
- I used to knock about with John when we were younger.
- John and I used to knock about when we were younger.
- (transitive) To engage in a relaxing activity in; to hang around in.
- I like to knock about the garden on Saturdays.
- 1886, Peter Christen Asbjørnsen, H.L. Brækstad, transl., Folk and Fairy Tales, page 77:
- "He used to knock about here in Holleia, and they said he was nearly black."
- (transitive and intransitive, usually in present participial form) To be located in or mislaid in.
- I've got some scissors knocking about the house.
- I've got some scissors knocking about in the kitchen.
- (transitive) To hit or behave violently towards.
- It was known that he would knock his wife about when he had been drinking.
spend time with a friend
engage in relaxing activity; hang around
be located or misplaced in