muck about

muck about
muck around (BrE colloq)
1) v + adv
a) (play the fool) tontear, mamar gallo (Col, Ven fam)
b) (tinker)

to muck about o around with something — andar* tocando algo

2) v + o + adv (treat badly)

to muck somebody about o around — jugar* con alguien, tomarle el pelo a alguien (fam)

*
1.
VT + ADV

to muck sb about or around — fastidiar or (LAm) > fregar a algn *

2. VI + ADV
1) (=lark about) hacer tonterías; (=do nothing in particular) gandulear

he enjoys mucking about in boats — le gusta hacer el gandul navegando

stop mucking about! — ¡déjate de tonterías!

2) (=tinker) manosear
* * *
muck around (BrE colloq)
1) v + adv
a) (play the fool) tontear, mamar gallo (Col, Ven fam)
b) (tinker)

to muck about o around with something — andar* tocando algo

2) v + o + adv (treat badly)

to muck somebody about o around — jugar* con alguien, tomarle el pelo a alguien (fam)


English-spanish dictionary. 2013.

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  • muck about — phrasal verb muck about or muck around Word forms muck about : present tense I/you/we/they muck about he/she/it mucks about present participle mucking about past tense mucked about past participle mucked about British informal 1) [intransitive]… …   English dictionary

  • muck about — verb a) To do random unplanned work or spend time idly Stop mucking about and get on with your work! b) To do somethings with a piece of equipment when you do not understand how it works. Dont muck about with the …   Wiktionary

  • muck about — v. (colloq.) (BE) to muck about with ( to mess around with ) * * * [ mʌkə baʊt] (colloq.) (BE) to muck about with ( to mess around with ) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • muck about — verb do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly The old lady is usually mucking about in her little house • Syn: ↑putter, ↑mess around, ↑potter, ↑tinker, ↑monkey, ↑monkey around, ↑muck around …   Useful english dictionary

  • muck about — wander aimlessly, loiter …   English contemporary dictionary

  • muck-about — …   Useful english dictionary

  • muck about/around — (Brit. informal) 1 he was mucking about with his mates: FOOL ABOUT/AROUND, play about/around, clown about/around, footle about/around; informal mess about/around, horse about/around, lark (about/around). 2 someone s been mucking about with the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • muck about with something — ˌmuck aˈbout/aˈround with sth derived (BrE, informal, disapproving) to do sth, especially to a machine, so that it does not work correctly Syn: ↑mess about …   Useful english dictionary

  • muck about/around with something — spoil something by interfering with it. → muck …   English new terms dictionary

  • muck about/around — Brit. informal behave in a silly or aimless way. → muck …   English new terms dictionary

  • muck about / around — Verb. 1. To mess around, or fool about. Informal 2. To idle away time. E.g. Are you mucking about up there, or tidying your bedroom? …   English slang and colloquialisms

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