kick around

kick around  {v.},  {informal}
1. To act roughly or badly to; treat badly; bully.
John likes to kick around the little boys.
Mr. Jones is always kicking his dog around.
Syn.: PUSH AROUND.
2. To lie around or in a place; be treated carelessly; be neglected.
This old coat has been kicking around the closet for years.
The letter kicked around on my desk for days.
3.  {slang}
To talk easily or carelessly back and forth about; examine in a careless or easy-going way.
Bob and I kicked around the idea of going swimming, but it was hot and we were too lazy.
Compare: TRY OUT, TALK OVER.
4. To move about often; go from one job or place to another; become experienced.
Harry has kicked around all over the world as a merchant seaman.
Compare: HAS BEEN AROUND.
Categories: informal slang verb world

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