knock around (1) Informal
Meaning: to hit or kick somebody repeatedlySynonym: beat up (informal), beat up on (American informal)
- knock sb around Everyone knew her husband knocked her around, but nobody did anything about it.
- be/get knocked around The older kids said they used to get knocked around when they were juniors, so now it was their turn to do some bullying.
He said the police had knocked him around, and we believed him because he