knock about/around

knock about/around
1) (to treat in a rough and unkind manner, especially to hit repeatedly: I've heard that her husband knocks her about.) poniewierać, bić
2) (to move about (in) in a casual manner without a definite destination or purpose: He spent six months knocking around before getting a job.) wałęsać się
3) ((with with) to be friendly with: I don't like the boys he knocks about with.) zadawać się

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