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slap around

v.
To be rough or brutal with someone; abuse someone: The gangsters threatened to slap me around if I didn't get the money by Friday.
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They also began to slap around and beat up the men.
Last weekend, when he came to stay with me, I grabbed hold of him and gave him a slap around the face and said 'You want to get on with it mate', because I know he has talent, and the more he pushes, the more he's going to get.
soldiers unlucky enough to fall into their hands, but let one ticked-off American soldier, in a fit of pique, go as far as slap around one of theirs and the PCs scream that we're torturing them.
Having said that, it was the slap around the face we needed to wake us up.
Having said that, there remains a small minority of people whose reactions deserve less a pat on the back than a slap around the chops.
He was trying to suggest the referee was a little on the thin side to be a mongrel dog,and when I pointed out that Jeff Winter isn't a wan,but rather a rotund,cur; I got a slap around my spectacles for my trouble
It's not constructive at all to try to slap around Fidel Castro by imposing limits on the American people's right to travel.
We all wanted to give this mum a hearty slap around her rosy cheeks for neglecting what we all quietly agreed were motherly duties, not least, admitting ownership.
I'm not one to slap around the ears--that kind of correction stuff.
That's probably no more than you'd get from the two slices of bread you slap around the meat.
We seem to remember this stunt turned out to be about as romantic as a slap around the face with a wet fish, so good luck with that, girls.
Lying little bleeder," he said and gave me a head-rattling slap around the chops.
Mind your language" would constitute a warning, swiftly followed by a slap around the head.
While Albion deserve all the plaudits they have received for their excellent form since Hodgson's arrival, their first-half performance at Wolves suggested they needed a slap around the face - if only to wake them up.