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FOOL AROUND

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does fool around mean? 

FOOL AROUND (verb)
  The verb FOOL AROUND has 2 senses:

1. indulge in horseplay
2. commit adultery

  Familiarity information: FOOL AROUND used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FOOL AROUND (verb)


Sense 1fool around [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Indulge in horseplay

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

fool around; horse around; arse around; fool

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "fool around" is one way to...):

jest; joke (tell a joke; speak humorously)

play (be at play; be engaged in playful activity; amuse oneself in a way characteristic of children)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 2fool around [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Commit adultery

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

play around; fool around

Context example:

he plays around a lot

Hypernyms (to "fool around" is one way to...):

betray; cheat; cheat on; cuckold; wander (be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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