knock around


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knock around

 
1. to waste time. Stop knocking around and get to work! I need a couple of days a week just for knocking around.
2. and kick around to wander around; to bum around. I think I'll knock around a few months before looking for another job. We're just knocking around and keeping out of trouble.
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knock around

(some place) (with someone) Go to knock about (some place) (with someone).
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knock around

v.
1. To be rough or brutal with someone; mistreat someone: When he got drunk, he would knock me around. They were in a small boat, and the waves really knocked them around.
2. To wander from place to place in some area: I spent my summer knocking around Europe.
3. To discuss or consider something: We met to knock around some ideas. I'm not sure of this proposal—let's knock it around for a few days.
See also: around, knock

knock around

1. in. to waste time. Stop knocking around and get to work!
2. and kick around in. to wander around; to bum around. I think I’ll kick around a few months before looking for another job.
See also: around, knock
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I WAS having a knock around at football with my five-year-old grandson when he asked how old I was.
NATIONAL Grid Transco has forecast an improvement in annual results, despite seeing the weaker US dollar knock around pounds 20m from earnings.
A lorry parked next to a house could knock around 16pc off its value, the equivalent of pounds 24,000 on the average property worth pounds 160,000.
This will knock around pounds 63 a month off a pounds 60,000 repayment mortgage as monthly payments fall to pounds 394.
Separate research for today's show,Honey I Ruined the House, discovered that poor decoration and paint work can knock around pounds 3,000 off the value of a property.
Separate research for tomorrow's show, Honey I Ruined the House, discovered that poor decoration and paintwork can knock around pounds 3,000 off the value of a property.