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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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SO By getting in touch with your inner Noah to knock together an ark to adequately cope with the rain?
But I'm afraid that's as far as it goes as far as cooking's concerned: I can knock together a meal, but I'm no Nigella
Brooke's knock together with a late effort from Chris Sear saw Bulkington muster a respectable 87-6 at the end of the 18 overs but skipper Thorpe was left to reflect on his decision to play youth instead of experience for such a crucial game.
Remove from the oven onto a cooling wire, within a few minutes the biscuits will become rock solid - they make a lovely noise when they knock together.
The duo always knock together something special and this is no exception.
There is a device we knock together to assist with chopping hinges into doors.