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Phrasal Verbs

play around (2)

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

INFORMAL

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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