mess about/around

mess about/around
Syn:
potter about, fiddle about/around, footle about/around, play about/around, fool about/around, fidget, toy, trifle, tamper, tinker, interfere, meddle, monkey (about/around); Brit.; informal muck about/around

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  • mess about/around — POTTER ABOUT, pass the time, fiddle about/around, footle about/around, play about/around, fool about/around; fidget, toy, trifle, tamper, tinker, interfere, meddle, monkey (about/around); informal piddle about/ …   Useful english dictionary

  • mess about/around — behave in a silly way. ↘occupy oneself in a pleasantly desultory way. → mess …   English new terms dictionary

  • mess someone about/around Brit. — mess someone about/around Brit. informal cause someone problems. → mess …   English new terms dictionary

  • muck about/around — (Brit. informal) 1 he was mucking about with his mates: FOOL ABOUT/AROUND, play about/around, clown about/around, footle about/around; informal mess about/around, horse about/around, lark (about/around). 2 someone s been mucking about with the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • monkey about/around — FOOL ABOUT/AROUND, play about/around, clown about/around, footle about/around; informal mess about/around, horse about/around, lark (about/around); Brit. informal muck about/around. → monkey …   Useful english dictionary

  • potter about/around — DO NOTHING MUCH, fiddle about/around, footle about/around; informal mess about/around; Brit. informal muck about/around; N. Amer. informal putter about/around, lollygag. → potter …   Useful english dictionary

  • mess somebody around — ˌmess sb aˈbout/aˈround derived (BrE) to treat sb in an unfair and annoying way, especially by changing your mind a lot or not doing what you said you would • I m sorry to mess you about but there are a few last minute changes. Main entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • mess about — phrasal verb mess about or mess around Word forms mess about : present tense I/you/we/they mess about he/she/it messes about present participle messing about past tense messed about past participle messed about British informal 1) [intransitive]… …   English dictionary

  • fuck about / around — Verb. To mess about, to idle away time, to waste time. The about may be substituted by around. E.g. There was no time for fucking about, we had to get to the airport to catch our flight home …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • piss about/around — ► piss about/around Brit. mess around. Main Entry: ↑piss …   English terms dictionary

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