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English definition of “mess around with sb”

mess around with sb

mainly US informal
verb uk phrasal verb with mess   /mes/ us  
If a married man or woman messes around with someone, they have a sexual relationship with someone who is not their wife or husband: She found out that her husband was messing around with his secretary.Infidelity in relationships
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