fool around with
Definition of fool around with
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 : to handle or play with (something) in a careless or foolish way Don't fool around with that gun.
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
: foolish, silly
: to behave foolishly
: to meddle, tamper, or experiment especially thoughtlessly or ignorantly
: to play or improvise a comic role
: in a circle or in circumference
: in, along, or through a circuit
: on all or various sides : in every or any direction
: on all sides of
: so as to encircle or enclose
: so as to avoid or get past : on or to another side of
: being in existence, evidence, or circulation
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