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knock around

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knock about

) informal 1 (v + adv) hit, beat TRANSITIVEbuail verb  c m uhe used to knock us around bhíodh sé ár mbualadh 2 (v + adv) buffet TRANSITIVEtuargain verb  c m ubasc verb  c m utuairteáil verb  c m uthe waves were knocking us around bhí na maidhmeanna ár dtuargainthe got knocked around in the crowd bhí sé á thuairteáil thart sa slua
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3 (v + adv) frequent, spend time in
INTRANSITIVEbheith i  c m ubheith ag crochadh tharthe knocked around in London for a while bhí sé tamall ag bodaireacht thart i Londainthey've been knocking around here for years tá siad thart anseo le blianta
TRANSITIVEbheith thart ibheith ag crochadh thart ithey're always knocking around the pubs bíonn siad i gcónaí ag crochadh thart sna tithe ósta
4 (v + adv) spend time with sb INTRANSITIVEwe used to knock about with each other bhímis ag crochadh thart le chéile, bhímis in éineacht le chéile, bhímis i dteannta le chéile 5 (v + adv) be around INTRANSITIVEbheith timpeallbheith thart  c m uthere's a guitar knocking around there somewhere tá giotár thart ansin áit éigin 6 (v + adv) discuss informally, exchange TRANSITIVEpléigh verb  c m uscansáil verb  c m uwe were knocking around some ideas bhíomar ag cur agus ag cúiteamh, bhíomar ag plé smaointe éagsúla → see knock