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English definition of “knock about/around (sth)”

knock about/around (sth)

informal phrasal verb with knock     /nɒk/ US  /nɑːk/ verb
to be in a place that is not exactly known or in various places especially over a long period of time: I'm sure I've got a copy of 'Time's Arrow' knocking about somewhere. He spent years knocking around the Far East before the First World War.PresentAvailable and accessibleUnavailable and inaccessible
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