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monkey around (with sth)

informal disapproving (UK also monkey about (with sth))
phrasal verb with monkey uk   us   /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.
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