fool around


fool around

verb

Definition of FOOL AROUND

1
to engage in attention-getting playful or boisterous behavior <quit fooling around on the jungle gym, or you'll get hurt>
2
to spend time in aimless activity <spent the rainy afternoon listening to music and fooling around>
Synonyms doodle, fool around, fribble, goof (around), hang about [British], kick around, mess around, monkey (around), play, potter (around), putter (around), trifle
Related Words dally, dawdle, dillydally, hang (around or out), idle, loaf, loll, lounge; clown (around), horse around; diddle (with), tinker
Near Antonyms buckle (down), knuckle down, set (to), settle (down)

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