monkey about/around

monkey about/around
FOOL ABOUT/AROUND, play about/around, clown about/around, footle about/around; informal mess about/around, horse about/around, lark (about/around); Brit. informal muck about/around.
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Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • monkey about/around — behave in a silly or playful way. → monkey …   English new terms dictionary

  • mess about/around — POTTER ABOUT, pass the time, fiddle about/around, footle about/around, play about/around, fool about/around; fidget, toy, trifle, tamper, tinker, interfere, meddle, monkey (about/around); informal piddle about/ …   Useful english dictionary

  • mess about/around — Syn: potter about, fiddle about/around, footle about/around, play about/around, fool about/around, fidget, toy, trifle, tamper, tinker, interfere, meddle, monkey (about/around); Brit.; informal muck about/around …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • monkey about — phrasal verb monkey around or monkey about [intransitive] Word forms monkey around : present tense I/you/we/they monkey around he/she/it monkeys around present participle monkeying around past tense monkeyed around past participle monkeyed around …   English dictionary

  • monkey about — ˌmonkey a ˈround ˌmonkey a ˈbout [intransitive] [present tense I/you/we/they monkey around he/she/it monkeys around present participle …   Useful english dictionary

  • monkey — ► NOUN (pl. monkeys) 1) a small to medium sized primate typically having a long tail and living in trees in tropical countries. 2) a mischievous child. 3) Brit. informal a sum of £500. ► VERB (monkeys, monkeyed) 1) …   English terms dictionary

  • monkey — noun (plural monkeys) 1》 a small to medium sized primate typically having a long tail and living in trees in tropical countries. [Families Cebidae and Callitrichidae (New World), and Cercopithecidae (Old World).] 2》 a mischievous person,… …   English new terms dictionary

  • monkey around — verb do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly The old lady is usually mucking about in her little house • Syn: ↑putter, ↑mess around, ↑potter, ↑tinker, ↑monkey, ↑muck about, ↑muck around …   Useful english dictionary

  • monkey — 1 noun (C) 1 ANIMAL a small brown animal with a long tail, which uses its hands to climb trees and lives in hot countries 2 CHILD informal a small child who is very active and likes to play tricks: Stop that, you little monkey! 3 monkey business… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • monkey around — phrasal verb monkey around or monkey about [intransitive] Word forms monkey around : present tense I/you/we/they monkey around he/she/it monkeys around present participle monkeying around past tense monkeyed around past participle monkeyed around …   English dictionary

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