fool about

phrasal verb

Definition of fool about 

British, informal

1 : to do things that are not useful or serious : to waste time : to do things slowly We fooled about outdoors for a while, but then went inside to get some work done.

2 : to have sex with someone who is not one's husband, wife, or regular partner His wife discovered that he was fooling about (on her).

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