muck about

muck about
phrasal verb muck about or muck around
Word forms "muck about":
present tense I/you/we/they muck about he/she/it mucks about present participle mucking about past tense mucked about past participle mucked about British informal
1) [intransitive] to waste time, especially when you should be doing something useful or paying attention

We just mucked around at home all weekend.

2) muck someone about
[transitive] to cause trouble or problems for someone
3) muck about with something
[intransitive] to damage or spoil something

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