play around

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play around (third-person singular simple present plays around, present participle playing around, simple past and past participle played around)

  1. To behave in a silly, or childish, or irresponsible way.
    Stop playing around, and get on with your homework.
  2. To work with in a non-serious manner
    You could build even more interesting components called amplifiers and begin playing around with amplifiers.
  3. (idiomatic) To engage in sexual practices outside of marriage.