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knock around

[ nok ]SEE DEFINITION OF knock around

Synonyms for knock around

  • drift
  • ramble
  • range
  • rove
  • traipse
  • travel
  • walk
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Antonyms for knock around

  • stay
  • wait
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR KNOCK AROUND

You must knock around a whole bunch, and have lots happen to you.

We intended to knock around in the brush a little while, and then resume our trip.

Do you suppose we'd let a young girl like you knock around alone in a city?

I'd just like to knock around, and have a dog, and—a jolly good time, you know.

He would stay out and knock around as a man who was independent—not broke—well might.

In the morning, I feel sort of weak, and want to knock around doing woman's chores.

For a week or two I mean to just knock around here, sometimes ashore and again afloat.

Henry was left an orphan at an early age, compelled to knock around and pick up a living as best he could.

A pair of youngsters can knock around happily without worrying about uncertainties.

Got no wife, an kind o like to feel free to knock around instead o bein tied to one place.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English cnocian (West Saxon cnucian), "to pound, beat; knock (on a door)," likely of imitative origin. Meaning "deprecate, put down" is from 1892. Related: Knocked; knocking. Knock-kneed first attested 1774. Knock-down, drag-out is from 1827. Command knock it off "stop it" is first recorded 1880, perhaps from auctioneer's term for "dispose of quickly:"

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