muck about / around

muck about / around
Verb. 1. To mess around, or fool about. Informal
2. To idle away time. E.g."Are you mucking about up there, or tidying your bedroom?"

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  • 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

  • muck about/around — Brit. informal behave in a silly or aimless way. → muck …   English new terms dictionary

  • muck about/around with something — spoil something by interfering with it. → muck …   English new terms dictionary

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 …   Synonyms and antonyms 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

  • muck somebody around — ˌmuck sb aˈbout/aˈround derived (BrE, informal) to treat sb badly, especially by changing your mind a lot, or by not being honest Syn: ↑mess somebody about • They ve really mucked us …   Useful english dictionary

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

  • muck about — v. (colloq.) (BE) to muck about with ( to mess around with ) * * * [ mʌkə baʊt] (colloq.) (BE) to muck about with ( to mess around with ) …   Combinatory dictionary

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