mess around


mess around

verb

Definition of MESS AROUND

1
to spend time in aimless activity <spent the vacation day just messing 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)
2
to show a sexual attraction for someone just for fun <a guy who goes to the health club mainly to mess around with the women>
Synonyms coquet (or coquette), dally, frivol, mess around, toy, trifle
3
to come or be together as friends <if you continue to mess around with such narrow-minded boobs, you'll begin to think and act like them>
Synonyms chum, company, consociate, consort, fraternize, hang (around or out), hobnob, hook up, mess around, pal (around), run, sort, travel

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