fool around with


fool around with
phrasal verb fool around with or fool about with or fool with [transitive]
Word forms "fool around with":
present tense I/you/we/they fool around with he/she/it fools around with present participle fooling around with past tense fooled around with past participle fooled around with
fool about with or fool with
fool (around) with something to handle or use something in a stupid or careless way

Someone had been fooling about with the controls.

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English dictionary. 2014.

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