HyperDic: mess_around

English > 1 sense of the expression mess around:
VERBcontactmess around, putter, potter, tinker, monkey, monkey around, muck about, muck arounddo random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly
English > mess around: 1 sense > verb 1, contact
MeaningDo random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymsputter, potter, tinker, monkey, monkey around, muck about, muck around
Narrowerpuddlemess around, as in a liquid / liquid or paste
BroaderworkExert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity
Spanishentretenerse

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