screw around

verb

Definition of screw around

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to waste time with unproductive activity :  dally

  3. 2 :  to have sexual relations with someone outside of a marriage or steady relationship :  be sexually promiscuous

Examples of screw around in a sentence

  1. <he hired a private detective because he thought his wife was screwing around>

1939

First Known Use of screw around

1939



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