muck about/around

phrasal verb

Definition of muck about/around 

British, informal

1 : to spend time doing things that are not useful or serious : to waste time We just mucked about all afternoon.

2 : to be unfair or dishonest with (someone) : to lie to or cheat (someone) I want them to stop mucking me around. He's tired of being mucked about.

Learn More about muck about/around

Share muck about/around

Statistics for muck about/around

Look-up Popularity

Comments on muck about/around

What made you want to look up muck about/around? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a typical or ideal example

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Find the Cousins

  • a-large-tree-with-many-branches
  • Which pair shares a common word ancestor?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!