knock around (2)

INFORMAL
This page is about the phrasal verb knock around (2).

Meaning: If you knock around with someone, you spend time together because you're friends.

Synonym: knock about (informal), hang around (informal)

For example:

  • knock around together Sam and I used to knock around together when we were kids, and we still keep in touch.

  • knock around with sb Who are these kids that Gary's knocking around with these days?

Quick Quiz:

Ali and Mustafa were knocking around together because they

a. were fighting over a girl

b. needed the money

c. were best friends

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