mess someone about/around Brit.

mess someone about/around Brit.
mess someone about/around Brit.
informal
cause someone problems.
mess

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  • 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

  • mess — noun 1》 a dirty or untidy state or condition.     ↘euphemistic a domestic animal s excrement. 2》 a confused and problematic situation.     ↘a person whose life is confused and full of problems. 3》 a place in which members of the armed forces take …   English new terms dictionary

  • mess around — (in BRIT, also use mess about) 1) PHRASAL VERB If you mess around or mess about, you spend time doing things without any particular purpose or without achieving anything. [V P] We were just messing around playing with paint... [V P] Stop messing… …   English dictionary

  • bugger about — ● bugger * * * bugger about (or bugger around) [phrasal verb] Brit informal + impolite 1 : to spend time in a useless or aimless way We just buggered about [=messed around] all afternoon. 2 bugger (someone) about/around : to cause problems or… …   Useful english 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

  • bugger about — or bugger around 1) PHRASAL VERB: V P (disapproval) If someone buggers about or buggers around, they waste time doing unnecessary things. [BRIT, INFORMAL, RUDE] Syn: mess about, mess around 2) PHRASAL VERB: V n P (disapproval) If someone …   English dictionary

  • hang around — verb be about (Freq. 7) The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square Who is this man that is hanging around the department? • Syn: ↑loiter, ↑lounge, ↑footle, ↑lollygag, ↑loaf, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • piss — vulgar slang verb urinate. ↘discharge (something, especially blood) when urinating. noun urine. ↘an act of urinating. Phrases be (or go) on the piss Brit. be engaged in (or go on) a heavy drinking session. a piece of piss Brit. a very easy thing… …   English new terms dictionary

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