goof around

phrasal verb

goofed around; goofing around; goofs around
chiefly US, informal
: to spend time doing silly or playful things
The kids were goofing around in the backyard.

Examples of goof around in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The video also featured footage of the 2021 Grammy nominee hanging backstage and goofing around with SZA and Victoria Monét and filming Swift accepting her best pop vocal album Grammy for Midnights before surprise-announcing her upcoming The Tortured Poets Department album. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 7 Feb. 2024 The clip shows the pair goofing around together, playing pickle ball and high-fiving each other. Erin Clack, Peoplemag, 23 Jan. 2024 The girls goofed around in the video, driving around Los Angeles in a convertible, and splashing in a fountain. Longreads, 16 Jan. 2024 Momoa plays his friend, who also distracts and goofs around. Staff Author,, 19 Nov. 2023 While a contingent of the people sharing naughty Willie images are simply goofing around, others had surprisingly sober-minded intentions. Kate Knibbs, WIRED, 2 Jan. 2024 In one photo, Newman goofed around, sitting on the tricycle of one of their daughters. Degen Pener, The Hollywood Reporter, 9 Dec. 2023 The song’s video shows grainy, home-shot video of Rapp in the studio, sitting for the album cover shoot, and generally just goofing around — all signs of how she’s made it through a rough time. Kory Grow, Rolling Stone, 9 June 2023 Between takes, coming out of this grief, were you guys able to goof around and relax, tucked away in the snowy New England countryside? Hilton Dresden, The Hollywood Reporter, 11 Dec. 2023 See More

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“Goof around.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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