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English definition of “monkey about/around (with sth)”

monkey about/around (with sth)

informal disapproving phrasal verb with monkey     /ˈmʌŋ.ki/ verb [T] US informal
to behave , or to use or move things, in a silly and careless way: The children were bored and started monkeying around.Behaving in a silly way
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