Definition of monkey around with (something)informal
- He enjoys monkeying around with his car's engine.
- You shouldn't be monkeying around with dangerous chemicals.
: a nonhuman primate mammal with the exception usually of the lemurs and tarsiers
: a person resembling a monkey
: a ludicrous figure : dupe
: mimic, mock
: to act in a grotesque or mischievous manner
: fool, trifle
: in a circle or in circumference
: in, along, or through a circuit
: on all or various sides : in every or any direction
: on all sides of
: so as to encircle or enclose
: so as to avoid or get past : on or to another side of
: being in existence, evidence, or circulation
: some indeterminate or unspecified thing
: some indeterminate amount more than a specified number
: a person or thing of consequence
: in some degree : somewhat
used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective
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