slap (one) around

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slap (one) around

To physically assault someone, especially as a means of control or intimidation. Our dad wasn't afraid to slap us around a bit when we got out of line as kids. If he still won't sign the contract, send some muscle over there to slap him around a bit.
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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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Chances are writer-performer James Lecesne will not leap down from the stage and slap you around for being unmoved by "The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey," his earnest one-man show lamenting the death of a sensitive gay teenager who was murdered for being sensitive and gay.
"You know with a bully you cannot let them slap you around, because they slap you around today, they slap you five or six times tomorrow,'' Mr.
Her performance is sincere and she is able to release Kathie's troubled personality unto the screen, which is instigated by Johnnie's abusive attitude."Right now, I could slap you around to show you how good you are, and tomorrow, I'm someplace else and I don't even know you, or nothing," Johnnie growls at Kathie, when they are all alone in the middle of the night inside a secluded park area.