goof around


goof around
v. waste time; mess around.

Stop goofing around and get some work done.


English slang. 2015.

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  • goof around — Go to goof off …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • goof around — verb To play, or to fool around …   Wiktionary

  • Goof around — play the fool to entertain others …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • goof around — Australian Slang play the fool to entertain others …   English dialects glossary

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  • goof off — 1. AND goof around in. to waste time. □ Quit goof ing off. □ Get busy. Stop goofing around. 2. n. a time waster; a jerk. (Usually goof off.) □ Pete is such a goof off! …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • goof — I UK [ɡuːf] / US [ɡuf] noun [countable] Word forms goof : singular goof plural goofs mainly American informal 1) a silly or stupid mistake 2) a silly or stupid person II UK [ɡuːf] / US [ɡuf] verb [intransitive] Word forms goof : present tense… …   English dictionary