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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.
"On publicity days, there has to be a lot of champagne knocking around. I can't do photoshoots without a glass of champagne in my hand," he added.
Those racy "Knocked Up" scenes knocking around the 'Net before the pic's June 1 bow weren't pirated from the cutting-room floor.
"I'm a little bit disappointed there's not a few more runs knocking around but that's the way it is at this time of year sometimes."
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.
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.
The Accord has been knocking around for 26 years now and was long overdue the makeover treatment.
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.
And we've probably all got some of these knocking around in our wardrobes.