knock about

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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.''.

an informal game, usually football
to spend time with someone as a friend

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

To do a relaxing activity

I like to knock about the garden on Saturdays.

To be in an unknown place

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

strike against forcefully; "Winds buffeted the tent"
see knock around
be around; be alive or active; "Does the old man still kick around?"
Attributive form of knock about

knock-about participant.

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Boisterous
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A small sailboat lacking a bowsprit, of a type found primarily in the Massachusetts area

We sailed our knockabout around Cape Cod.

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suitable for rough use; "a knockabout overcoat"; "a knockabout old car"
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Of noisy and violent character
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The original type was twenty-one feet in length
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Marked by knocking about or roughness
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A knockabout performer or performance
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A man hired on a sheep station to do odd jobs
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a sloop with a simplified rig and no bowsprit suitable for rough use; "a knockabout overcoat"; "a knockabout old car
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All knockabouts have ballast and either a keel or centerboard
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Characterized by, or suitable for, knocking about, or traveling or wandering hither and thither
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a sloop with a simplified rig and no bowsprit
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A small yacht, generally from fifteen to twenty- five feet in length, having a mainsail and a jib
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Knockabout comedy is lively and often involves people doing funny things, rather than saying them. He gave one of his best knockabout performances in a long time. knockabout humour involves making fun of someone or something in a rough way, or behaving in a silly way
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The next larger type is called a raceabout
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That does odd jobs; said of a class of hands or laborers on a sheep station
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full of rough and exuberant animal spirits; "boisterous practical jokes"; "knockabout comedy"
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