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English definition of “muck sb/sth about/around”

muck sb/sth about/around

mainly UK informal phrasal verb with muck     /mʌk/ verb
to behave in a silly way, or to treat someone or something in a careless way: Stop mucking about with those ornaments , you'll break something! I'm fed up with them mucking me about and cancelling our arrangements .Behaving in a silly way
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