Phrasal Verbs

fool around

This page is about the phrasal verb fool around


If you're fooling around, you're having fun by joking and being a bit silly.


mess around, muck around (British informal)

For example

  • fool around We were telling jokes and laughing when the boss came in and told us to stop fooling around and start working.

  • fool around If you spend all your time at school just fooling around, you'll never learn anything.

Quick Quiz

I knew the students were fooling around in the class because I could hear them

a. talking quietly

b. laughing and calling out

c. screaming and crying out

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