Synonyms of 'knock someone about or around'
If someone mistreats a person or an animal, they treat them badly, especially by making them suffer physically.
She has been mistreated by men in the past.
If you slap someone, you hit them with the palm of your hand.
He would push and slap her once in a while.
If you strike someone or something, you deliberately hit them.
She took two steps forward and struck him across the mouth.
If you thrash someone, you hit them several times as a punishment.
‘Liar!’ she screamed, as she thrashed the child.
Thesaurus for knock someone about or around from the Collins English Thesaurus