Knock-about meaning

Attributive form of knock about.

Knock-about participant.

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An informal game, usually football.
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To spend time with someone as a friend.

I used to knock about with John when we were younger.

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To do a relaxing activity.

I like to knock about the garden on Saturdays.

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To be in an unknown place.

I've got some scissors knocking about somewhere in the kitchen.

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To hit someone, or behave violently towards them.

It was known that he would knock his wife about when he had been drinking.

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Origin of knock-about