screw around
intransitive verb Date: 1939 1. to waste time with unproductive activity ; dally 2. to have sexual relations with someone outside of a marriage or steady relationship ; be sexually promiscuous

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Screw around — Screw Screw, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Screwed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Screwing}.] 1. To turn, as a screw; to apply a screw to; to press, fasten, or make firm, by means of a screw or screws; as, to screw a lock on a door; to screw a press. [1913 Webster] 2 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • screw around — {v. phr.}, {vulgar}, {avoidable} To hang around idly without accomplishing anything, to loaf about, to beat or hack around. * /You guys are no longer welcome here; all you do is screw around all day./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • screw around — {v. phr.}, {vulgar}, {avoidable} To hang around idly without accomplishing anything, to loaf about, to beat or hack around. * /You guys are no longer welcome here; all you do is screw around all day./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • screw around — (with (someone)) 1. to have sex with someone who is not your regular partner. I think I saw the guy that she s been screwing around with. 2. to annoy someone by wasting their time. You ll be sorry if you screw around with Captain Legore …   New idioms dictionary

  • screw around — (with (something)) to waste time. Stop screwing around and finish your work. They spent the whole morning screwing around with Jeff s motorcycle …   New idioms dictionary

  • screw around — intransitive verb slang : to waste or pass time : loiter got all night to screw around here Richard Bissell * * * 1) vulgar slang have many different sexual partners 2) informal fool around * * * screw around [phrasal verb] chiefly US informal …   Useful english dictionary

  • screw around — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms screw around : present tense I/you/we/they screw around he/she/it screws around present participle screwing around past tense screwed around past participle screwed around impolite 1) to have a lot of sexual …   English dictionary

  • screw around — v. (colloq.) (D; intr.) ( to fool around ) to screw around with USAGE NOTE: This verb also has an obscene meaning. * * * [ skruːə raʊnd] (colloq.) (D; intr.) ( to fool around ) to screw around with (USAGE NOTE: This verb also has an obscene… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • screw\ around — v. phr. vulgar avoidable To hang around idly without accomplishing anything, to loaf about, to beat or hack around. You guys are no longer welcome here; all you do is screw around all day …   Словарь американских идиом

  • screw around — 1. to engage in copulation. □ She wants to talk about their relationship and he only wants to screw around. 2. in. to waste time. □ Stop screwing around and get busy. □ John’s always screwing around and never does anything on time …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • screw around — I v To have love affairs. (Use your imagination). 1970s II v Waste time. If you screw around all day at this work, you will have to come back again. 1970s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

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