mess about with (something)


British, informal
: to use or do (something) in a way that is not very serious
I'm not really a painter; I just like to mess about with paints.
She spent the evening messing about with the computer.
: to handle or play with (something) in a careless or foolish way
Stop messing about with the stereo.

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“Mess about with (something).” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Mar. 2023.

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