arse around

verb
1. be lazy or idle
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Her son is just bumming around all day

Syn:
Derivationally related forms: ↑loafer (for: ↑loaf)
Hypernyms: ↑idle, ↑laze, ↑slug, ↑stagnate
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s

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Somebody ——s PP

2. indulge in horseplay
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Enough horsing around—let's get back to work!

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The bored children were fooling about

Syn: ↑horse around, ↑fool around, ↑fool
Derivationally related forms: ↑fool (for: ↑fool), ↑foolery (for: ↑fool)
Hypernyms: ↑play, ↑joke, ↑jest
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s

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arse around
arse

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ˌarse a ˈround ˌarse a ˈbout [intransitive] [present tense I/you/we/they arse around he/she/it arses around present participle arsing around past tense arsed around past participle arsed around] british impolite phrasal verb
to waste your time, especially by behaving in a way that is not sensible
Thesaurus: to waste time, or to pass time doing unimportant thingssynonym
Main entry: arse

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ˌarse aˈbout/aˈround derived
(BrE, taboo, slang) to waste time by behaving in a silly way
Main entry:arsederived

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • arse around — phrasal verb arse around or arse about [intransitive] Word forms arse around : present tense I/you/we/they arse around he/she/it arses around present participle arsing around past tense arsed around past participle arsed around British impolite… …   English dictionary

  • arse around — or arse about PHRASAL VERB: usu cont, V P If you say that someone is arsing around or arsing about, you mean that they are behaving in a silly, irritating way instead of getting something done. [BRIT, INFORMAL, RUDE] …   English dictionary

  • arse around — verb To arse about; to behave in a clownish, irresponsible or inefficient manner …   Wiktionary

  • Arse around — act like a fool; waste time …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • arse around — Australian Slang act like a fool; waste time …   English dialects glossary

  • Fart-arse around — not to get on with the job at hand, and to do other things …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • fart-arse around — Australian Slang not to get on with the job at hand, and to do other things …   English dialects glossary

  • tear-arse (around/about) — vb British to rush about or otherwise behave hast ily and recklessly. The image evoked is of activity so violent that it would tear the bottom out of a vehicle or of one s clothing …   Contemporary slang

  • piss-arse around / about — Verb. To mess about, to waste time, often to the annoyance of someone else …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • arse about — verb be lazy or idle Her son is just bumming around all day • Syn: ↑bum, ↑bum around, ↑bum about, ↑arse around, ↑fuck off, ↑loaf, ↑frig around, ↑waste one s t …   Useful english dictionary


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