Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb fool_around

2 senses of fool around

Sense 1
horse around, arse around, fool around, fool -- (indulge in horseplay; "Enough horsing around--let's get back to work!"; "The bored children were fooling about")
       => play -- (be at play; be engaged in playful activity; amuse oneself in a way characteristic of children; "The kids were playing outside all day"; "I used to play with trucks as a little girl")
       => joke, jest -- (tell a joke; speak humorously; "He often jokes even when he appears serious")

Sense 2
play around, fool around -- (commit adultery; "he plays around a lot")
       => cheat on, cheat, cuckold, betray, wander -- (be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage; "She cheats on her husband"; "Might her husband be wandering?")

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