mess around
intransitive verb Date: 1918 1. to waste time ; dawdle, idle 2. a. associate <
don't mess around with admirals much — K. M. Dodson
>
b. flirt, philander <
caught him messing around with my wife
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • mess around — {v. phr.} 1. To engage in idle or purposeless activity. * /Come on, you guys, start doing some work, don t just mess around all day!/ 2. {vulgar} To be promiscuous; to indulge in sex with little discrimination as to who the partner is. * /Allen… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • mess around — {v. phr.} 1. To engage in idle or purposeless activity. * /Come on, you guys, start doing some work, don t just mess around all day!/ 2. {vulgar} To be promiscuous; to indulge in sex with little discrimination as to who the partner is. * /Allen… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Mess Around — Single par Ray Charles Sortie 1953 Durée 2 min et 40 s Genre Blues Mess Around fut l un des premiers grands succès de Ray Charles. Elle a été écrite par Ahmet Ertegün, fon …   Wikipédia en Français

  • mess around — [v] fiddle; goof off amuse oneself, dabble, dawdle, doodle, fool around, loiter, muck around*, play, play around, play the fool*, potter, puddle, putter, tinker, trifle; concepts 87,363 Ant. labor, toil, work …   New thesaurus

  • Mess Around — Mess Around  сингл Рэя Чарльза, один из первых его синглов, получивших признание среди широкой публики. Автор песни  Ахмед Эртегун, президент и основатель «Atlantic Records». При написании песни он использовал текст популярной в… …   Википедия

  • Mess Around — For a definition of the verb mess around , see the Wiktionary entry mess around. Mess Around Single by Ray Charles Released June 19, 1953 Format 7 45rpm …   Wikipedia

  • mess around — (in BRIT, also use mess about) 1) PHRASAL VERB If you mess around or mess about, you spend time doing things without any particular purpose or without achieving anything. [V P] We were just messing around playing with paint... [V P] Stop messing… …   English dictionary

  • mess around — 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

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  • mess around — to waste time doing something without a particular purpose. The kids were just messing around at the mall. Usage notes: often used in the not mess around to act with a serious purpose: Being a federal agent on the track of terrorists, Matt doesn… …   New idioms dictionary

  • mess around — v. (colloq.) (AE) (D; intr.) to mess around with * * * (colloq.) (AE) (D; intr.) to mess around with …   Combinatory dictionary

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