play around (with someone)

play around (with someone)
1. in. to aste time; to waste someone’s time.
Stop playing around and get to work.
Don’t play around with me!
2. in. to flirt or have an affair with someone.
Those two have been playing around for months.
She only wants to play around with me.
3. in. to tease, deceive, or try to trick someone.
You’re playing around with me. Leave me alone.
Don’t pay any attention to them. They’re just playing around.

Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions. 2015.

Игры ⚽ Нужно решить контрольную?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • screw around with someone or something — in. to toy with, fiddle with or play around with someone or something. □ Andy screwed around with his clock until he broke it. □ Look, chum! Don’t screw around with me! …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • mess around (with someone) — AND mess about (with someone); monkey around (with someone) 1. in. to play with someone sexually. □ Those two have been messing around. □ Pete was messing around with Maria, and now she’s storked. 2. in. to waste someone’s time …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • play around — verb 1. commit adultery (Freq. 1) he plays around a lot • Syn: ↑fool around • Hypernyms: ↑cheat on, ↑cheat, ↑cuckold, ↑betray, ↑wande …   Useful english dictionary

  • play around — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you play around, you behave in a silly way to amuse yourself or other people. [INFORMAL] [V P] Stop playing around and eat!... [V P] There was no doubt he was serious, it wasn t just playing around... [V P with n] Had he taken… …   English dictionary

  • play around — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms play around : present tense I/you/we/they play around he/she/it plays around present participle playing around past tense played around past participle played around 1) informal If someone who is married or… …   English dictionary

  • play around — 1. to have a sexual relationship with someone not your husband, wife, or partner. He played around with a number of women. 2. to behave in a silly way. We have to quit playing around and get down to work …   New idioms dictionary

  • play with — 1. To play in the company of, or as partner or opponent to 2. To dally with 3. To stimulate (the genitals of), to masturbate (oneself or someone else) • • • Main Entry: ↑play * * * play with [phrasal verb] play with (something) 1 : to move or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • play — play1 W1S1 [pleı] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(children)¦ 2¦(sports/games)¦ 3¦(music)¦ 4¦(radio/cd etc)¦ 5¦(theatre/film)¦ 6 play a part/role 7 play ball 8¦(pretend)¦ 9¦(behave)¦ 10 play games …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • play — play1 [ pleı ] verb *** ▸ 1 take part in sport/game ▸ 2 make music/sound ▸ 3 have part in play, etc. ▸ 4 when children have fun ▸ 5 when light moves ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) intransitive or transitive to take part in a sport or game: The girls are out… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • play */*/*/ — I UK [pleɪ] / US verb Word forms play : present tense I/you/we/they play he/she/it plays present participle playing past tense played past participle played 1) [intransitive/transitive] to take part in a sport or game The children were playing… …   English dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”