muck about/around with

Definition of muck about/around with

:to use or do (something) in a way that is not very serious
  • She spent the evening mucking around with the computer.

Word by Word Definitions

muck play
  1. : soft moist farmyard manure

  2. : slimy dirt or filth

  3. : defamatory remarks or writings

  1. : to clean up

  2. : to clear of muck

  3. : to dress (something, such as soil) with muck

around play
  1. : in a circle or in circumference

  2. : in, along, or through a circuit

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

  1. : on all sides of

  2. : so as to encircle or enclose

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

  1. : about

  2. : being in existence, evidence, or circulation


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