play around (2)

This page is about the phrasal verb play around (2).

Meaning: to have sex with someone other than one's spouse or partner

Synonym: fool around

For example:

  • play around Did you hear about Ben? His wife caught him playing around with the woman next door.

  • play around In several traditional societies, it's perfectly normal for married couples to play around. Nobody expects them to be loyal to their partners.

Quick Quiz:

After finding out that her husband had been playing around, Barbara decided to

a. divorce him

b. get a new hobby

c. learn how to play

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Contributor: Matt Errey