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knock

(nok),
1. Colloquialism for a blow, especially a blow to the head.
2. A sound simulating that of a blow or rap.
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I wouldn't say I needed to change the people I was knocking around with because I think I've got good family and friends.
Those racy "Knocked Up" scenes knocking around the 'Net before the pic's June 1 bow weren't pirated from the cutting-room floor.
You might think that the musical version of Grey Gardens, the 1975 cult favorite documentary about Jackie Kennedy's eccentric aunt and cousin, would be a campy chamber piece about two wacky dames knocking around a dilapidated Long Island mansion.
How does a desperate housewife knocking around in a big, cold mansion surrounded by a famous Thousand Oaks golf course drop a half mil in about a month's time without running it past her husband at least 99 times?
The story first began knocking around cyberspace and has now broken into the national print media.
As a carpenter, I can't tell you how many times I've hunted for studs by knocking around with my knuckle or looked for nailheads or trim nails, only to have the homeowner proudly hand me her electronic stud finder.
There's any number of them knocking around but finding the real one is an impossibility.
The Transaction Processing Council says it has some proposals knocking around for creating benchmarks to evaluate high- availability and system uptime on different vendors' systems.
These ideas have been knocking around for some time and now have picked up one of their most distinguished exponents yet.
Shakespeare's plots, often borrowed from other authors, in turn supply the basis for numerous ballets -- Othello, The Taming of the Shrew, Twelfth Night, Macbeth, The Tempest -- there's probably a Pericles knocking around in a choreographer's closet somewhere.
Big Idea" is a colorful piece featuring a 30-foot man on a stage knocking around graphic symbols until he discovers inspiration, while the animated "Drift" begins with a lovely young woman blowing on a dandelion, which scatters and embarks upon a journey through nature before reaching a handsome young man.
1 Will Wayne Rooney ask to do community service with a graffiti-cleaning team on the grounds he has plenty of experience knocking around with scrubbers?