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fool around

(UK also fool about)
phrasal verb with fool uk   us   /fuːl/ verb

(SILLY)

to behave in a silly way, especially in a way that might have dangerous results: Don't fool around with matches.

(FUNNY)

to behave in a humorous way in order to make other people laugh: He's always getting into trouble for fooling around in class.

(NOT USEFUL)

to spend your time doing nothing useful: We spent the afternoon fooling around on the beach.

(HAVE A SEXUAL RELATIONSHIP)

mainly US If a married person fools around, they have a sexual relationship with someone who is not their husband or wife: She'd been fooling around with someone at work.
Translations of “fool around”
in Korean 노닥거리다…
in Arabic يَتَصَرَّف بِحَماقة…
in Portuguese perder tempo, enrolar…
in Catalan fer el ximple…
in Japanese ふざける…
in Italian gingillarsi, perdere tempo…
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