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Mess about   /mɛs əbˈaʊt/   Listen
Mess about

Be about.  Synonyms: footle, hang around, lallygag, linger, loaf, loiter, lollygag, lounge, lurk, mill about, mill around, tarry.  "Who is this man that is hanging around the department?"

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"Mess about" Quotes from Famous Books

... smoke disdainfully. "I suppose so. The man that gets her will have to wear an apron and bake the pancakes. Well, some men like to mess about the kitchen." He paused, but Ray was intent on getting into his clothes as quickly as possible. Giddy thought he could go a little further. "Of course, I don't dispute your right to haul women in this car if ...
— Song of the Lark • Willa Cather

Words linked to "Mess about" :   lurch, be, prowl

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