horse about

Definition of horse about

British, informal

  1. :  to play in a rough or loud way :  to engage in horseplay They were horsing about instead of studying.

Word by Word Definitions

horseplay
  1. :  a large solid-hoofed herbivorous ungulate mammal (Equus caballus, family Equidae, the horse family) domesticated since prehistoric times and used as a beast of burden, a draft animal, or for riding

    :  racehorse

    :  a male horse

  1. :  to provide with a horse (see horse 1a(1))

    :  to move by brute force

    :  to be in heat or estrus

  1. :  of or relating to a horse (see horse ) 1a(1))

    :  hauled or powered by a horse

    :  large or coarse of its kind


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