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English definition of “play around”

play around

(BE SILLY) (UK also play about) informal phrasal verb with play     /pleɪ/ verb
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.Behaving in a silly way
(Definition of play around (BE SILLY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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