Synonyms of 'knock someone about or around'
to treat badly
She has been mistreated by men in the past.
to strike sharply with something flat, such as the open hand
My yoga instructor turned up and slapped me on the shoulder.
to hit (someone)
She took two steps forward and struck him across the mouth.
to beat (someone), esp. with a stick or whip
He was thrashed with a cane until his skin turned red.
Thesaurus for knock someone about or around from the Collins English Thesaurus