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goof off

US informal
verb [I or T] uk phrasal verb with goof   /ɡuːf/ mainly US informal us  
to avoid doing any work: They've goofed off and gone to the ball game.
Translations of “goof off”
in Chinese (Traditional) 逃避工作, 偷懶…
in Russian лодырничать…
in Turkish kaytarmak, yan gelip yatmak, tembellik yapmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 逃避工作, 偷懒…
in Polish obijać się…
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