mess around

verb

Definition of mess around

intransitive verb
1 : to waste time : dawdle, idle
2 a : associate
  • didn't mess around with gangs

Examples of mess around in a Sentence

  1. spent the vacation day just messing around

  2. a guy who goes to the health club mainly to mess around with the women

First Known Use of mess around

1918

mess around Synonyms

Synonyms
doodle, fool around, fribble, goof (around), hang about [British], kick around, fiddle (around), monkey (around), play, potter (around), putter (around), trifle
Related Words
dally, dawdle, dillydally, hang (around or out), idle, loaf, loll, lounge; clown (around), horse around; diddle (with), tinker
Near Antonyms
buckle (down), knuckle down, set (to), settle (down)


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