muck about/around

Definition of muck about/around

British, informal

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

  2. 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.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  soft moist farmyard manure

    :  slimy dirt or filth

    :  defamatory remarks or writings

  1. :  to clean up

    :  to clear of muck

    :  to dress (as soil) with muck

  1. :  in a circle or in circumference

    :  in, along, or through a circuit

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

  1. :  on all sides of

    :  so as to encircle or enclose

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

  1. :  about

    :  being in existence, evidence, or circulation

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a brief usually trivial fact

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