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fool around

UK also fool about
phrasal verb with fool uk   /fuːl/ us   /fuːl/ verb
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fool around

phrasal verb with fool us   /ful/ verb [I/T]
  • (BE SILLY/DANGEROUS)

to behave in a silly or dangerous way: The kids were fooling around in the pool. Stop fooling around with your dad's tools.

fool around

phrasal verb with fool us   /ful/ verb [I/T]
  • (CHANGE SOMETHING)

to change something a little, esp. in order to try to make it better: Sometimes when you start fooling around with a recipe, all sorts of unexpected things happen.
(Definition of fool around from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “fool around”
in Arabic يَتَصَرَّف بِحَماقة…
in Korean 노닥거리다…
in Portuguese perder tempo, enrolar…
in Catalan fer el ximple…
in Japanese ふざける…
in Italian gingillarsi, perdere tempo…
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“fool around” in British English

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