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MONKEY AROUND

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does monkey around mean? 

MONKEY AROUND (verb)
  The verb MONKEY AROUND has 1 sense:

1. do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly

  Familiarity information: MONKEY AROUND used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MONKEY AROUND (verb)


Sense 1monkey around [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

mess around; monkey around; muck about; muck around; potter; tinker; monkey; putter

Context example:

The old lady is usually mucking about in her little house

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

work (exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "monkey around"):

puddle (mess around, as in a liquid or paste)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP


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