Synonyms of knock someone/something about/around in English:

knock someone/something about/around


See definition of knock someone/something about (or around)

phrase

1‘her husband was a brute who used to knock her about’

SYNONYMS
beat up, beat, batter, strike, hit, punch, thump, thrash, smack, slap, cuff, buffet, pummel, belabour
maltreat, mistreat, abuse, ill-treat, ill-use, treat roughly, assault, attack, maul, manhandle
injure, damage, cause injury to, hurt, harm, wound, bruise
North American beat up on
informal rough up, do over, lay into, lace into, give someone a hiding, clobber, clout, bash, belt, whack, wallop, sock, plug, deck
archaic smite