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    phrasal verbs

    hi,
    i would like to know the difference between the words:"knock around","knock about","knock off" and "knock in".

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    vibscorpio


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    Re: phrasal verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by vibscorpio View Post
    hi,
    i would like to know the difference between the words:"knock around","knock about","knock off" and "knock in".

    regards
    vibscorpio
    knock around
    1. to travel and live in various places
    2. used to say that sth is in a place but you do not know exactly where: It must be knocking around here somewhere.
    knock about
    1. to spend a lot of time with sb

    knock off
    1. to stop doing something
    knock in
    I am sorry, i do not know the meaning of knock-in. i bekieve it is an industrial term

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    Re: phrasal verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by sandhya.sha View Post
    knock around
    1. to travel and live in various places
    2. used to say that sth is in a place but you do not know exactly where: It must be knocking around here somewhere.
    knock about
    1. to spend a lot of time with sb

    knock off
    1. to stop doing something
    knock in
    I am sorry, i do not know the meaning of knock-in. i bekieve it is an industrial term
    As a BE speaker there are also the following meanings:

    Knock around - the same as knock about for spending a lot of time with someone. Also to physically hit someone repeatedly.
    Knock about - More common than knock around to repeatedly hit someone.
    Knock off - also used to mean to steal.
    I do not know any meaning of knock in either.


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    Re: phrasal verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by vibscorpio View Post
    hi,
    i would like to know the difference between the words:"knock around","knock about","knock off" and "knock in".

    In Liverpool pubs very many goods for sale are knock-off. It's an adjective, "these are knock-off car radios", formed from a verb, "to knock-off" meaning to half-inch something.


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    Re: phrasal verbs

    Ahem, you should probably also be made aware of the meaning of the term to "knock up" which is to get someone pregnant.


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    Re: phrasal verbs

    Hi

    It's Anis, a new member of your UsingEnglish.com community, from Bangladesh and want to keep touch with u.

    thx

    Anis

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