muck around

muck around
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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

English-spanish dictionary. 2013.

Mira otros diccionarios:

  • muck around — (with (something)) to do something without a serious purpose. Why was she mucking around in such a risky neighborhood? I kept working on this text until I thought it was good, and then I tried not to muck around with it anymore …   New idioms dictionary

  • muck around — (in BRIT, also use muck about) 1) PHRASAL VERB If you muck around or muck about, you behave in a childish or silly way, often so that you waste your time and fail to achieve anything. [mainly BRIT, INFORMAL] [V P] We do not want people of his age …   English dictionary

  • muck around — 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 around — 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 about …   Useful english dictionary

  • muck around — verb Means the same as muck about …   Wiktionary

  • Muck around — play around in a way that others generally don t like …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • muck around — Australian Slang play around in a way that others generally don t like …   English dialects glossary

  • muck around with something — muck around (with (something)) to do something without a serious purpose. Why was she mucking around in such a risky neighborhood? I kept working on this text until I thought it was good, and then I tried not to muck around with it anymore …   New idioms dictionary

  • muck around with — muck around (with (something)) to do something without a serious purpose. Why was she mucking around in such a risky neighborhood? I kept working on this text until I thought it was good, and then I tried not to muck around with it anymore …   New idioms dictionary

  • muck around 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 — [muk] n. [ME muk < or akin to ON myki, dung < IE base * meuk , slippery, viscous > MEEK, L mucus] 1. moist manure 2. black earth containing decaying matter, used as a fertilizer 3. a) mire; mud b) anything uncl …   English World dictionary

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