To monkey with
Monkey Mon"key, v. t. & i. To act or treat as a monkey does; to ape; to act in a grotesque or meddlesome manner. [1913 Webster]

{To monkey with}, {To monkey around with}, to handle in a meddlesome manner. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster +PJC]


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  • To monkey around with — Monkey Mon key, v. t. & i. To act or treat as a monkey does; to ape; to act in a grotesque or meddlesome manner. [1913 Webster] {To monkey with}, {To monkey around with}, to handle in a meddlesome manner. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • monkey with — TAMPER WITH, fiddle with, interfere with, meddle with, tinker with, play with; informal mess with; Brit. informal muck about/around with. → monkey * * * monkey with [phrasal verb] monkey with (something) informal : to handle or play wit …   Useful english dictionary

  • Monkey — Mon key, v. t. & i. To act or treat as a monkey does; to ape; to act in a grotesque or meddlesome manner. [1913 Webster] {To monkey with}, {To monkey around with}, to handle in a meddlesome manner. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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