fool around


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1 to engage in attention-getting playful or boisterous behavior
  • quit fooling around on the jungle gym, or you'll get hurt

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2 to spend time in aimless activity
  • we fooled around outdoors for a while, then went in to get some work done

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The first known use of fool around was in 1837

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“Fool around.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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