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English verb: arse around

1. arse around (stative) be lazy or idle

SamplesHer son is just bumming around all day.

Synonymsarse about, bum, bum about, bum around, frig around, fuck off, loaf, loll, loll around, lounge about, lounge around, waste one's time

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)idle, laze, slug, stagnate

2. arse around (communication) indulge in horseplay

SamplesEnough horsing around--let's get back to work!.
The bored children were fooling about.

Synonymsfool, fool around, horse around

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)jest, joke, play

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