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English definition of “fool around/about”

fool around/about

(NOT USEFUL) phrasal verb with fool     /fuːl/ verb
to spend your time doing nothing useful: We spent the afternoon fooling around on the beach.Behaving in a silly way
(Definition of fool around/about (NOT USEFUL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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