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Princeton's WordNet

  1. horse around, arse around, fool around, foolverb

    indulge in horseplay

    "Enough horsing around--let's get back to work!"; "The bored children were fooling about"

    Synonyms:
    loaf, arse around, shoot, dissipate, gull, frig around, frivol away, put one over, dupe, lounge around, arse about, waste one's time, fool, loll around, put on, play around, bum, lounge about, put one across, fool away, befool, fritter away, slang, loll, bum around, bum about, horse around, fritter, take in, cod

  2. play around, fool aroundverb

    commit adultery

    "he plays around a lot"

    Synonyms:
    arse around, play around, fool, horse around, dabble, smatter

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How to use fool around in a sentence?

  1. Lynn Calvacca:

    There are no other board members that I know of of, this is his message to say, ‘ You know what, don’t fool around with me cause I own this building. ’ And I don’t mean financially, he owns with the terror that he’s inflicting upon people.

  2. Nicolas Maduro:

    We're after and will capture the very last of the attackers, you all know that I don't fool around. When I go after criminals, I get them and I will capture all of these criminals who are getting their orders from the right-wingers.

  3. Nicolas Maduro:

    We're after and will capture the very last of the attackers, you all know that I don't fool around. When I go after criminals, I get them, and I will capture all of these criminals who are getting their orders from the right-wingers.

  4. Valeria Meresz:

    I think life is serious enough and every once in a while it feels good to fool around a bit and just let off the steam.


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