knock around (1)
This page is about the phrasal verb knock around (1)INFORMAL
to hit or kick somebody repeatedly
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.
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