fool around with

Definition of fool around with

  1. 1 :  to use or do (something) in a way that is not very serious I'm not really a painter; I just like to fool around with paints.

  2. 2 :  to handle or play with (something) in a careless or foolish way Don't fool around with that gun.

  3. 3 :  to have sex with (someone who is not one's husband, wife, or regular partner) His wife discovered that he was fooling around with his secretary.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a person lacking in judgment or prudence

    :  a retainer (see 1retainer 1) formerly kept in great households to provide casual entertainment and commonly dressed in motley with cap, bells, and bauble

    :  one who is victimized or made to appear foolish :  dupe

  1. :  foolish, silly

  1. :  to behave foolishly

    :  to meddle, tamper, or experiment especially thoughtlessly or ignorantly

    :  to play or improvise a comic role

  1. :  in a circle or in circumference

    :  in, along, or through a circuit

    :  on all or various sides :  in every or any direction

  1. :  on all sides of

    :  so as to encircle or enclose

    :  so as to avoid or get past :  on or to another side of

  1. :  about

    :  being in existence, evidence, or circulation

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a trip made at another's expense

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