Knock about - definition, transcription

Amer.  |ˈnɑːk əˈbaʊt|
Brit.  |nɒk əˈbaʊt|

verb

- strike against forcefully (syn: batter, buffet)
- be around; be alive or active

Examples

If that man knocks his wife about any more he'll be sent to prison.

I wear these old trousers for knocking about the garden.

I found this book knocking about upstairs; is it yours?

Is the same chairman still knocking about?

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