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monkey around

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of monkey

  1. 1 to engage in attention-getting playful or boisterous behavior stop monkeying around in the house or you'll break something Synonyms of monkey around act up, clown (around), fool around, horse around, hotdog, cut up (around), showboat, show off, skylarkWords Related to monkey around carry on, misbehave; roughhouse; caper, cavort, disport, frisk, frolic, gambol, lark, rollick, romp; carouse, maffick, revel, roar, wassail

  2. 2 to spend time in aimless activity would rather just monkey around instead of doing work Synonyms of monkey around doodle, fool around, fribble, goof (around), hang about [British], kick around, mess around, fiddle (around), play, potter (around), putter (around), trifleWords Related to monkey around dally, dawdle, dillydally, hang (around or out), idle, loaf, loll, lounge; clown (around), horse around; diddle (with), tinkerNear Antonyms of monkey around buckle (down), knuckle down, set (to), settle (down)



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