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mess about

Definition of mess about

British informal

  1. 1 :  to spend time doing things that are not useful or serious :  to waste time <We just messed about all afternoon.> <She spent the evening messing about on the computer.> <It's time we stopped messing about and got busy.>

  2. 2 :  to have sex with someone who is not one's husband, wife, or regular partner <His wife discovered that he was messing about (on her).> —often + with <His wife discovered that he was messing about with his secretary.>



Word by Word Definitions

messplay
  1. :  a quantity of food:

    :  food set on a table at one time

    :  a prepared dish of soft food

  1. :  to provide with meals at a mess

    :  to make dirty or untidy :  disarrange

    :  to mix up :  bungle


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