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mess around

(UK also mess about)
phrasal verb with mess uk   /mes/  us   /mes/ verb
(Definition of mess around from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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mess around

phrasal verb with mess
to waste time doing something without a particular purpose: The kids were just messing around at the mall.
(Definition of mess around from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “mess around”
in Arabic يَعْبَث…
in Korean (쓸데 없이)-를 가지고 놀다…
in Portuguese enrolar…
in Catalan fer el ximple…
in Japanese ふざけ回る…
in Chinese (Simplified) 浪费时间, 磨蹭…
in Chinese (Traditional) 浪費時間, 磨蹭…
in Italian gingillarsi, perdere tempo…
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