tool around

tool around
ride in a car with no particular goal and just for the pleasure of it (Freq. 1)

We tooled down the street

Syn: ↑joyride, ↑tool
Derivationally related forms: ↑joyride (for: ↑joyride)
Topics: ↑driving
Hypernyms: ↑ride
Verb Group: ↑tool
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s


Somebody ——s PP

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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