kid around

idiom

: to speak in a way that is not serious : to say things that are not true in a joking way
I'm not really angry—I'm just kidding around.

Examples of kid around in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Unsurprisingly, some folks couldn't help but kid around with Carrie after her reply. Adrianna Freedman, Good Housekeeping, 1 June 2023 Unsurprisingly, some folks couldn't help but kid around with Carrie after her reply. Adrianna Freedman, Good Housekeeping, 1 June 2023 While most would say heartfelt comments about their cast mates, Ken decided to kid around about the status of their camaraderie. Adrianna Freedman, Good Housekeeping, 15 Feb. 2023 Jim Parsons and Ben Aldridge kid around ahead of a chat about their new movie Spoiler Alert at N.Y.C.'s 92NY. People Staff, Peoplemag, 12 Dec. 2022 Elon Musk may like to kid around on Twitter , but his impending ownership of the platform is no joke, to him or anyone else. Laura Forman, WSJ, 26 Apr. 2022 At Berkeley, students who were ostracized in their hometowns, often for being the only blind kid around, became part of a rich lineage, and a vast disability community. Isabella Cueto, STAT, 28 Mar. 2022 Keaton’s father, Joe, would toss the kid around the stage like a bowling ball. Chris Vognar, Los Angeles Times, 21 Jan. 2022

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“Kid around.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kid%20around. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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