horse around
intransitive verb Date: 1919 to engage in horseplay <
horse around together, joking and laughing and pushing each other — D. K. Shipler
>
; also fool around 1

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • horse around — [v] fool around carry on, cavort, cut up, lark, monkey around*, play around; concepts 114,384 …   New thesaurus

  • horse around — verb indulge in horseplay Enough horsing around let s get back to work! The bored children were fooling about • Syn: ↑arse around, ↑fool around, ↑fool • Derivationally related forms: ↑fool ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • horse around — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms horse around : present tense I/you/we/they horse around he/she/it horses around present participle horsing around past tense horsed around past participle horsed around to play in a very lively or rough way …   English dictionary

  • horse around — v. (slang) (AE) (D; intr.) to horse around with * * * [ hɔːsə raʊnd] (slang) (AE) (D; intr.) to horse around with …   Combinatory dictionary

  • horse around — informal they knew better than to horse around when their father came home Syn: fool around, play, have fun, clown around, monkey around …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • horse around — PHRASAL VERB If you horse around, you play roughly and rather carelessly, so that you could hurt someone or damage something. [INFORMAL] [V P] Later that day I was horsing around with Katie when she accidentally stuck her finger in my eye …   English dictionary

  • horse around — play, joke, fool around, goof off    Don t horse around in the lab. You could spill some acid …   English idioms

  • horse around — Synonyms and related words: act up, antic, be foolish, be stupid, behave ill, caper, caracole, carry on, cavort, clown, clown around, coquet, curvet, cut a dido, cut capers, cut up, cut up rough, dabble, dally, dance, disport, fiddle, fiddle with …   Moby Thesaurus

  • horse around — {v.}, {slang} To join in rough teasing; play around. * /They were a hunch of sailors on shore leave, horsing around where there were girls and drinks./ * /John horsed around with the dog for a while when he came in from school./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • horse around — {v.}, {slang} To join in rough teasing; play around. * /They were a hunch of sailors on shore leave, horsing around where there were girls and drinks./ * /John horsed around with the dog for a while when he came in from school./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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