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play around

phrasal verb with play uk   us   /pleɪ/ verb
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informal disapproving (UK also play about) If someone who is ​married or has a ​seriousrelationshipplays 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.
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play around

phrasal verb with play  us   /pleɪ/ verb
to have a ​sexualrelationship with someone other than ​yourhusband or ​wife
(Definition of play around from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “play around”
in Chinese (Simplified) 瞎闹, 乱搞,瞎闹…
in Chinese (Traditional) 瞎鬧, 亂搞,瞎鬧…
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