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phrasal verb informal
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyknock around
he/she/itknocks around
present participleknocking around
past tenseknocked around
past participleknocked around
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  1. 2
    [transitive]knock someone around to hit someone a lot
    Her husband had been knocking her around.
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  2. 3
    [intransitive/transitive]knock around something to spend time somewhere with no particular purpose
    I’d knocked around the Mediterranean for a few years.
  3. 4
    [transitive]knock someone around to kick, hit, or throw a ball in an informal game
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