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play around

verb uk phrasal verb with play   /pleɪ/ us  

(BE SILLY)

( UK also play about) informal to behave in a silly way: Stop playing around and get on with your homework! I wish you wouldn't play about with that - you'll break it.

(SEX)

informal disapproving ( UK also play about) If someone who is married or has a serious relationship plays around, they have sex with another person or people: If she finds out he's been playing around with his secretary, there'll be trouble.
Translations of “play around”
in Chinese (Traditional) 瞎鬧, 亂搞,瞎鬧…
in Chinese (Simplified) 瞎闹, 乱搞,瞎闹…
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