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knock around

1. To jolt or jostle someone or something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "knock" and "around." Geez, that amusement park ride really knocked us around. Don't knock that box around, it has valuables in it!
2. To strike someone violently. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "knock" and "around." You better call the cops if you think he's knocking his kids around.
3. To informally discuss something, typically a plan or idea. We've been knocking around the possibility of moving to Portland, but it's still just an idea. I want to call a meeting where we can all knock around ideas without any limitations, and see what we can come up with.
4. To travel or move around an area casually or with frequent relocations. I was an army brat, so my family knocked around Europe throughout my childhood. The band has been knocking around in the Southwest for months, but the tour will take them to the coast soon.
See also: around, knock

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.
See also: around, knock

knock around

(some place) (with someone) Go to knock about (some place) (with someone).
See also: around, knock

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
References in periodicals archive ?
'Hard Times Are Like a Washing Machine, They Twist, Turn and Knock Us Around, But In The End we Come Out Cleaner, Brighter and Better Than Before.'Anonymous
"Sunday's game was always going to knock us around. We came with the right intentions but there are a lot of mentally and physically tired boys and that's when you make dumb errors.
"Sunday was always going to knock us around a bit; it took a few days to get over it and clear our heads.
Think about this: 'Let the washing machine remind us that trials in life twist, spin, and knock us around, but in the end, we come out cleaner, brighter, and better than before.'
They turn, twist, knock us around but at the end we come out cleaner, better, brighter than before'.
If anybody is going to knock us around it won't be the Cossacks, it will be ourselves.
"All the teams we play before we get to the All Blacks will be full of big strong boys who will want to knock us around and try to soften us up.