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English verb: fool around

1. fool around (communication) indulge in horseplay


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


Synonymsarse around, fool, horse around


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)jest, joke, play

2. fool around (social) commit adultery


SamplesHe plays around a lot.


Synonymsplay around


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)betray, cheat, cheat on, cuckold, wander









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