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

  • mess around (with something) mess about (with something); — AND monkey around (with something) in. to play with or fiddle with something. □ Don’t mess around with the ashtray. □ You’ l l break it if you don’t stop monkeying around with it …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • mess about — (BE) see mess around * * * [ mesə baʊt] (BE) see mess around …   Combinatory dictionary

  • mess about — verb be about The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square Who is this man that is hanging around the department? • Syn: ↑loiter, ↑lounge, ↑footle, ↑lollygag, ↑loaf, ↑lallygag, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • mess about (with someone) — Go to mess around (with someone) …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • mess about with something — Go to ess around (with something) …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions