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knock something together

to assemble something hastily. I knocked this model together so you could get a general idea of what I had in mind. See if you can knock together a quick snack. This thing has just been knocked together!
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knock together

Make or assemble quickly or carelessly, as in We knocked together the bookcases in about half an hour. [Late 1800s]
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knock together

v.
1. To strike some pair or set of things against each other abruptly: We didn't have a drum to keep the beat, so I knocked a couple of sticks together. The guide showed us how to start a fire by knocking together certain kinds of rock.
2. To collide, especially repeatedly or glancingly: The two boats knocked together in the narrow channel.
3. To make, assemble, or build something quickly or carelessly: The editor knocked an article together for the front page. I knocked together a makeshift table out of some old lumber.
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The duo always knock together something special and this is no exception.
The whole point of this book is proving there isn't just one way to make your life easier, sometimes you want something that you can knock together in 15 minutes after buying the ingredients on your lunch hour or on the way home from work.
So we let her down gently by explaining that, even if Santa did exist, he probably wouldn't have the technology to knock together the new Gameboy she wanted.
It's very easy to knock together an album - next year I'll be celebrating 30 years in the business, so I know how to write music - but it takes a long time to produce good quality, classy work.
This is one of my all-time favourites for a quick supper because it's delicious, and also really easy to knock together - a posh egg and sausage if you like.
The kind Japanese even buy some of the goods we manage to amateurishly knock together on our own account.