HyperDic: knock_about

English > 2 senses of the expression knock about:
VERBcontactknock about, buffet, batterstrike against forcefully
stativeknock about, kick around, kick aboutbe around
English > knock about: 2 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningstrike against forcefully.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymsbuffet, batter
Broaderstrikedeliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon
See alsoknockknock against with force or violence
Spanishapalear, batir a golpes, golpear, maltratar, zangolotear, zarandear
Catalancopejar fort, copejar
English > knock about: 2 senses > verb 2, stative
MeaningBe around; be alive or active.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Synonymskick around, kick about
Broaderexist, beHave an existence, be extant

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