lark about/around

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of lark about/around

British informal
:to behave in a silly and enjoyable way
  • The girls were larking about in the backyard.

Word by Word Definitions

lark play
  1. : any of a family (Alaudidae) of chiefly Old World ground-dwelling songbirds that are usually brownish in color

  1. : a source of or quest for amusement or adventure

  1. : to engage in harmless fun or mischief

around play
  1. : in a circle or in circumference

  2. : in, along, or through a circuit

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

  1. : on all sides of

  2. : so as to encircle or enclose

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

  1. : about

  2. : being in existence, evidence, or circulation


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