mess around


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Verb1.mess around - do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idlymess around - do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly; "The old lady is usually mucking about in her little house"
puddle - mess around, as in a liquid or paste; "The children are having fun puddling in paint"
work - exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity; "I will work hard to improve my grades"; "she worked hard for better living conditions for the poor"

mess

noun
1. A group of things gathered haphazardly:
3. A ruinous state of disorder:
Informal: hash.
Slang: screwup, snafu.
4. An unsightly object:
Informal: fright, sight, ugly.
5. An individual quantity of food:
verb
1. To handle something idly, ignorantly, or destructively:
Informal: monkey.
2. To put (the hair or clothes) into a state of disarray.Also used with up:
phrasal verb
mess around
1. Informal. To waste time by engaging in aimless activity:
Informal: fool around.
2. Informal. To be nervously or uselessly active:
3. Informal. To be sexually unfaithful to another:
phrasal verb
mess up
1. To harm irreparably through inept handling; make a mess:
Informal: bollix up, muck up.
Idiom: make a muck of.
2. To put into total disorder:
Slang: snafu.
4. Slang. To be rough or brutal with:
knock about (or around), manhandle, rough (up), slap around.
Translations
blbnout
gå og rode
vetelehtiä
tratiti vrijeme
無為に過ごす
빈둥대다
spela pajas
ฆ่าเวลาโดยการทำอะไรที่ไม่สำคัญ
làm việc tào lao

mess around

يَعْبَثُ blbnout gå og rode herumgammeln περιφέρομαι enredar, pasar el rato vetelehtiä faire n’importe quoi tratiti vrijeme perdere tempo 無為に過ごす 빈둥대다 prutsen rote rundt nic konkretnego nie robić embromar, não fazer nada валять дурака spela pajas ฆ่าเวลาโดยการทำอะไรที่ไม่สำคัญ oyalanmak làm việc tào lao 混日子
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They are thinking they'll just mess around for a month or so and then get sold in January.
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There are no 0-rings, no rubber bands and no washers to mess around with either.
Why not clear off to Starbucks, where staff have time to mess around with machines and milk froth?
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Now 21, Craig, of Ouston, near Chester-le-Street, has warned others not to mess around with fireworks tonight.
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Kylie has the game down to a fine art - she knows how to score big and doesn't mess around.
At Brookvale Park it's not green because of the grass, it's the hundreds of Canadian Geese using the grass as a toilet, spreading their mess around.