1informal Travel without a specific purpose.
wander, roam, rove, range, travel, travel idly, journey, voyage, globetrot, drift, coast, meander, gad about, gallivant, jaunt, take a trip, go on a trip
- ‘for a couple of years she and I knocked around the Mediterranean’
- 1.1Happen to be present.
- ‘it gets confusing when there are too many people knocking around’
- 1.2British Spend time with someone.
associate, consort, keep company, go around, mix, socialize, have dealings, have to do with, accompany, escort
- ‘she knocked around with artists’
2knock someone or something around, knock around someone or somethinginformal Injure or damage someone or something by rough treatment.
beat up, beat, batter, strike, hit, punch, thump, thrash, smack, slap, cuff, buffet, pummel, belabour
- ‘the first couple of rounds of treatment knocked me around a bit’
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